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Body Dysmorphia is Real!
No matter how well prepared I am when I go on vacation, compete on stage or just looking at myself in the mirror, I always look at areas where I need to improve or focus on areas where I dislike. I’m not alone. I was speaking with one of my male clients today and he stands at six foot tall and only weighs in at 172 pounds and he still complains about his muffin top. I also have another client who clocks in at about 7% body fat yet dislikes the skin on his belly that hangs over his shorts during his yoga practice.
We all have areas of concern. Our job is to appreciate the process and that which we have accomplished but allow the discomforts to drive us for continual improvement. The hard part is to not allow the dysmorphia to “mind-fu*#” you in the long run.
Unfortunately, this is harder than it seems and for some of us it becomes debilitating. If you find yourself hiding your body with larger clothes, not wishing to be seen in public or just feeling an overwhelming sense of shame, there is hope!
The main way I help myself with this issue is by taking tons of action. This means making sure that consistent movement is part of my daily routine. That I make good decisions for about 90% of what I eat daily. Yes, I said 90% because I know that a great beer on the weekend or a movie night popcorn makes life enjoyable and so should you. I also make sure not to allow social media to get to my head as best I can either.
1. When feeling shame about your body – begin taking tons of action knowing you are doing something positive.
2. Talk to someone about your feelings and get the support you need to improve your situation.
3. Movement and good nutrition choices go a long way as a sense of accomplishment and pride begin to become a constant in your life diminishing the shame bit by bit.
We stand ready to help you in this journey and we can help with body dysmorphia. Our entire process of self-improvement using exercise and nutrition is exactly what you may need! Call, message or e-mail us for a free evaluation. We would love to help!
Your Trainer – C.J.
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