This is an excerpt from my soon to be published manuscript on my experiences in the fitness industry: “Sure, there’s nothing wrong with wanting to improve strength, or even the proportions of your body with training and eating right. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with seeking out images to inspire and motivate you to get off your butt and move and be healthier! But…too much of a good thing isn’t always beneficial.
With the rise of seemingly well-intentioned ‘fitspo’ posts and more people competing in bodybuilding and bikini competitions, you’d think the world would be getting healthier in mind and body, but instead, I see more insecurities now than ever before. Beautiful people, men and women, don’t believe that they are good enough. They believe they need to improve something and as soon as that something is better, they notice they should improve another area. Before you know it, they’re no longer looking to become a ‘better version’ of themselves, they’ve become a slave to their egos and a burden to everyone around them. What was healthy became unhealthy. What was intended for good became perverted and flat out evil….”
This isn’t always the case, but I’m using it to point out some truths that have been hidden, and post them here for you as an affirmation to repeat aloud! Say it daily! Defy the lies that tempt us to believe we will never rise up, step up, measure up… Say it loud and say it proud until you believe it! (Yes, I meant to write “loved” twice…): “I AM capable, strong, beautiful, loved, powerful, enough, accepted, loved. I am #fearless!! #causegratitude #causefitspo #causefitness #rachelelizabeth
Photo Credit: @noeldaganta ❤️