“Exercise because you love your body, not because you hate it”.
Take a minute every morning to look at yourself in the mirror and say, “ I am a work in progress and I WILL reach my goal.” Starting your morning off this way will help create a reminder that you are not at the end of your journey, but are instead one step closer to your destination.
Remember that everyone is different and unique.
The wonderful thing about being alive is having the ability to make changes for ourselves; your hair color, your workout routine, what you eat, the clothes you wear, and how you look at yourself. It can be helpful to find role model; someone who you look up to for their courage, their personality, or even their body transformation. Use them as motivation to always keep moving forward.
Drown out the noise that “you look fine”, because at the end of the day it is your body and no one else’s. You must feel beautiful and be happy with who you are. Be sure to treat your body well, as it is. After all, it’s the only one you have.
Don’t be afraid to make sure that YOU are ruling your body and that your body is not ruling you. Do what makes you feel beautiful. Strut your stuff and show the world how much you love yourself. Be confident in yourself, for there is only ONE you.