Bootcamp UK Andover – Learn to love yourself
I hear it all the time “Can you help me get a Kim Kardashian bum,” “Can you get me abs like him/her.” Too many people are comparing themselves to others. Social media is toxic at times. With more and more people following celebrities or influencers, it will not change anytime soon.
There is nothing wrong with following these people; it’s good to follow the new bit of gossip. To see who Katie Price is sleeping with and which ‘Z’ list celebrity has been paid money to endorse another product to take your money from you. (don’t ever fall for that). But when people then start comparing their body composition to others, especially those on social media, you have entered into a losing battle.
Let me break this down into some bullet points for you.
1: Many celebrities/influencers pictures have been photoshopped or taken by a professional photographer with the lighting perfect for emphasising the good parts and hiding the bad.
2: A lot of these celebrities/influencers promote products that they do not know anything about. They do not care if it is morally right, whether it actually works or what is even in it; they care about how much they are paid from said company.
3: These people who you are comparing yourself to live a completely different lifestyle to the majority of us, they have money to be able not to work a real job, they do not have to worry about childcare as they have nannies, rent isn’t a concern… they have all the time in the world to go to the gym, eat clean and live healthily… and even when not doing the latter they have a photo editor that can make them look like they are.
4: So let us say you are comparing yourself to someone who is not a celeb, influencer. You still need to remember that everyone is living a different lifestyle. You may want a body like the personal trainer at the gym. As part of their job, they spend a lot of time in the gym training clients. They’ll find time in between clients for multiple workouts and work their nutrition around their training. This may simply not be practical in your working week or if you are a stay at home parent!
So let’s cut to the point here… It is good to look at genuine people in real life or on social media and think, wow!!! But what is not good is to compare yourself to them. You both live 2 separate lives, have different priorities, have different genetics. You are not going to look like that person, and it is as simple as that, but that’s not to say you cannot look good yourself.
Instead of thinking you want to look like them and compare yourself to them. Look at the journey they have taken, look at the results they have achieved, take ‘INSPIRATION’ from them and use that inspiration in your own journey. By doing this and being happy with yourself and the journey you have taken, I guarantee there will be someone looking at you in the way you once looked at others.
Start to love yourself, love the journey you have embarked on; it won’t be easy, but the quicker you start to love the pro’s and cons, the quicker you will begin to see results… I will also finish off by saying that you will never be 100% happy with yourself… maybe 99.9% but once you start hitting these goals, your visions begin to change, embrace the journey and don’t stop bettering yourself 💪
Bootcamp UK Andover
Charlton, Andover SP10 3LF