Body Image

What Do You See When You Look in the Mirror?

  What do you see when you look in the mirror?   Most of us, when asked that question will default to what we “perceive” as faults or flaws.  Notice I said perceive, because this is subjective and from our view point, as we are more critical of ourselves than others are of us.  What we think is beautiful others may find ugly and vice versa.   Not to mention, that a lot of our “perceived” flaws are because of what we see the media deem as acceptable. And if we don’t measure up, than something is wrong with us.   I know, as a woman, how hard it can be getting dressed in the morning, for a social event, or trying on clothes in a dressing room.   Instead of focusing on how certain clothes make us feel, we are highly concerned with what these clothes look like on our body, and if […]

How to Get Your Body Summer Ready

  Ready for the EASIEST plan to get your body ready for the summer?  This will blow your mind!   All You Have To Do: Is wait for the weather to get warmer and for the calendar to say it’s officially summer!  You already have a body, so it has to go with you into whatever season it is…It doesn’t really have a choice. To get your body “bikini ready” is to put a bikini on your body….DONE!  No restrictive diets or exercise plans required.  You already have a body, just find a bikini to put on it.   I know..I know… right now your eyeballs ? are rolling into the back of your head.   But you guys, who needs the extra stress of over-restricting and over-exercising, when you could practice a little self-acceptance and just enjoy your summer and STOP worrying so much about what you look like? […]

Shifting From Body Hatred to Body Neutrality

  Body hatred runs rampant in our society, and I’d like to see that start changing.  It’s like we think that if we show ourselves some compassion, then we’ll just not care, eat whatever we want, and let ourselves go.   But, If body hatred really worked to help us eat healthy and exercise, it would’ve worked by now….if you know what I mean.   All the research I’ve come across recently points to the importance of working specifically on body acceptance.  Yep, turns out that compassion and acceptance go a long way in helping us to start treating ourselves better.   In a perfect world, we wouldn’t even think about our bodies or care about what they looked like.  We’d just go on about our business of doing stuff that we enjoy, accepting all of our beautiful differences.   But, until that day comes…I have an alternative that may help you to start […]

“91% of Women Dislike Their Bodies!”

  “91% OF WOMEN DISLIKE THEIR BODIES!” This is a recent statistic I came across recently on Beautiful Magazine.  And I wonder why that is? ?     Could it be that we’re hit with images like THESE from the media EVERYWHERE we look?   91% is ALOT, and I’d like to start changing that!  I’d say most women during their lifetime feel some kind of pressure about how she’s “suppose to look” to be accepted or feel worthy (myself included). Drop Pounds Quickly Look Younger by Erasing Wrinkles (Anti-Aging) Look Thinner & Fitter Get Flat Abs & a Tight Butt Eat Clean And on and on and on…   They claim if we do these things that we’ll have the dream life, job, car, relationship, and social status that we’ve always wanted! With a cherry on top…   And if you think that thin, “normal weight”, healthy, models, &/or fit people […]

Do You Look “Fit”?

  Recently, I ran into an issue while trying to pick out some stock fitness photos for some advertising pieces that I needed for my fitness center.   As I started scrolling through the choices, I was like hmmmmmm…”None of these pictures represent what my current gym clientele looks like or who I want to market to at ALL!”   At Being-Fit, we have people as young as 12 and our oldest member is 94 or 95.  We have different genders, ethnicities, sizes, ages, shapes, etc.  But, all of them are there with the common goal of being fit and healthy!   I’d prefer to just take pics of our current members, but you have to have permission, etc., so it’s easier to buy them from a stock photo company.  But, most of these stock photos are usually of young and chiseled bodies.   You wouldn’t believe how long I had to spend […]