A question was asked on a local radio discussion show this morning ‘What do you see when you look in the mirror?’
There were many different answers to that question, some people having a positive attitude but the majority were negative. Why was that?
When it comes to body image and self-esteem, a lot of people are quite critical of their own appearance, looks and style.
I refer to this as being on Pain Island. Are any of these familiar?
- I’m overweight
- My clothes don’t fit
- I lack self-confidence
- I’m totally unfit and get out of breath easily
- I can’t keep up with my kids
- I hate exercise and don’t have the motivation to do it
- My energy levels are low
- I don’t have time to exercise and be healthy
- I’m far too stressed right now
- I’m fed up of dieting – I always put the weight back on in the long term
- The doctor has told me I’m pre-diabetic but I don’t know what to do about it
The list goes on.
I hear these comments a lot and it’s a real shame because I believe we can all look after ourselves without it being too stressful, time consuming or expensive.
Where do we all need to be? We should aim to be on Pleasure Island. What does Pleasure Island look like? More importantly, how would you feel if you were on Pleasure Island?
What would it feel like if:
- You could lose weight and body fat and keep it off for life without dieting or counting calories?
- You looked slimmer and lost inches from your hips and waist?
- You improved your body shape?
- You felt fitter and healthier than ever before?
- You had more energy?
- You gained massive self-confidence?
- You achieved great results by exercising for only 12 minutes 3 times a week?
- You could fit into your clothes again?
- You could enjoy your time with your kids?
It’s not too difficult to get onto Pleasure Island with some effort. Then the next time you call that radio station, you will be one of those with a positive attitude. You just need to know how to get onto Pleasure Island and leave Pain Island miles behind.
Personal Trainer helping women over 25 who struggle with their weight or are unhappy with their body shape & want to feel great about themselves.