I don’t know about you, but the leaner I get, the more I start to experience body dysmorphia.
This has definitely been a problem with me in the past and I know it’s a problem for some of my clients.
When you start leaning out, you’ll write off how good you actually look as a “lie” or “lighting” or “posing” or sometimes you just straight up don’t see it.
I’m somewhere in between these two images now and to be honest with you, looking at them side by side, I think I look like a bad ass in both, but I also didn’t realize fully how I looked in either.
In fact I was so upset because I wanted abs (on the right) and didn’t think I had them. I don’t fully understand why it is I never saw them, but legit, going back to my memories of how I looked then, it was pretty much exactly how I see myself now.
I think the best thing to do is appreciate yourself, respect yourself, and just live your damn life — don’t put your entire days’ focus on cardio, abs, cutting, meals, and lifting. That’s actually how I developed BED — cutting was my only focus and the gym became my only hobby.
How I look has nothing to do with how I do competitively, so having abs is just fun now— not a necessity to win a competition and it’s definitely made this journey more exciting.
Anywho, I feel good and I look good. I look in the mirror and I’m not mad at what I see. 😋 And the best part about this whole thing is I’m able to cut for the first time in 5 years without my past struggles with food having any effect on me. 😈
AND I PROMISE WHEN I GET ABS I WILL SEE THEM AND SHOWCASE THEM JUST LIKE EVERY OTHER INSTA MODEL.
So anywho, if you’re struggling with body dysmorphia, take a step back and realize you have a body so that you can experience awesome things on this Earth — you don’t have a body just so you can experience your body alone.
While having abs might get you more attention, attention only goes so far. What about the experiences? Live ur life and stop feeling bad for yourself if you’re not where you want to be yet (you will be just relax and live). 🌈
Her PR is 325 and she just pulled 330 for fucking 4 reps. My 57 getting me hyped for collegiates 🔥🔥🔥 #Repost@samanthahaha_
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150kg/330lbsx4 huge PR for me 🥵Crazy what changing your mentality on a lift can do for you 🌚😭 - That first one almost slipped from my hand 🥴