As a human being, it is hard not to get down on yourself. Society is always telling us that someone or something else is better. It tells curvy women that the tall, thin women are the most beautiful. Society then turns around and tells the tall, thin women that they are too skinny and need to have more curves. It tells men that they have to be big, muscular, and rugged to be manly, and yet society says too big is unappealing.
The point is, there is no pleasing society. No one is completely ideal. So let go of the image in your head that you desire to be like. It will not happen the way you want it to happen and when it doesn’t, you will constantly disappointed by yourself. That is unfair to who you were created to be. Instead look at who you are and love that. Only when you embrace who you are, can you look objectively at yourself and see areas that actually do need improvement. You can see that you do have a great smile or strong shoulders, but maybe you want to tone up your midsection.
When you can appreciate the good things about yourself, you can focus on being happier and healthier. Exercise is meant to improve your life and self image. Start by choosing to erase the ideal image in your mind and loving the person in the mirror.
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