At this point, you can see that there’s more to being physically fit than just working out. Nutrition, age, and rest play a significant part. Knowing your body type (ectomorph, endomorph or mesomorph) is an important part of becoming the best you can be physically, as well as helping you keep your goals (and results) realistic.
In addition to the physical aspect of working out, the mental aspect is just as important. It’s imperative that people remember that and work on their mental fitness as they work on their physical fitness.
In other words, it’s important to be comfortable with who you are and accept the body type you are given. If you’re not comfortable in your own skin, have self-hatred or a negative body image, it’s practically impossible to be the best you can be.
We ALL have flaws. We ALL have a certain body part or feature we don’t like about ourselves. Personally, I have sensitive skin, and I’m prone to breakouts. But instead of dwelling on my imperfections, I work to make them better, while at the same time accepting them and not beating myself up for not being “perfect,” or being envious of someone who I feel has better skin than I do.
The lack of diverse images in the media can have a tremendous effect on a person’s self-esteem, how they see themselves, and how OTHERS view them as well. How difficult is it to be motivated to look your best by exercising and living a healthy lifestyle when those you see in the public eye don’t look like you, or aren’t considered attractive?
It’s very difficult to be the best person you can be if you base your beauty on what you see in the media, as it is constantly changing. You must be mentally strong and know that true beauty comes from WITHIN, not from a magazine editor’s opinion…
There is beauty in ALL shapes, sizes, and colors, but it’s not shown as much as it should. The media has its own agenda. Their primary goal is to make money, not to be morally responsible to the masses.
If a certain look or image will make money, that image will be what you see. It’s even more imperative we stop relying on the media for the standards of beauty because we are living in a technologically advanced age. Our televisions, computers, cell phones, even our cars are extremely tech savvy. These advances have made many of our lives easier, but there’s one aspect in which it has made it worse for quite a few of us.
Above information excerpted from Jeff White’s book, “The 3 Pillars of Strength: Increasing Your Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Fitness.” order your copy here!