Americans are way too obsessed with physical appearance. We obsess about our stomachs, breasts, and butts, and spend billions on liposuction and weight loss pills. We think if we are skinny and look good we will be happy….wrong.
As a bodybuilder I understand all too well what it is like to focus compulsively on this or that body part to try to create perfection.
Now do me a favor and look at all those celebrities who you think are really leading great lives? Not many! Usually you see news about celebrities and drug or alcohol clinics, divorce, even death ….So…. Why do you want to be like these “superstars”? What do they really have to teach us about being successful, and healthy?
Maybe the problem is they are not focused and are chasing too many dreams at once. The true answer to success is in Your Own Focus. If you chase two rabbits both will escape.
So chase one at a time and you’ll reach your goals…step by step.
60% of American women do not match the cover girl ideal and are a size 12 or higher and almost 50% are size 14 or above. Since stress causes our bodies to store more fat, let’s not make it worse by stressing about these numbers.
33% of the American population is overweight today compared to only 25%, 20 years ago. So where is all this obsessing getting us? Nowhere but with bigger waistlines and higher body at percentages.
Now listen to this. The Wall Street Journal asked both men and women “Would you like to weigh 15 lb. less or live 5 years longer?” The majority of the men wanted to live longer but the majority of the women wanted to weigh less. Can you believe a person would choose death over weighting a little less. This absolutely distorted view about our self-image is carried into all of our relationships, from family to coworkers.Isn’t it time we all take a good look within and find our true beauty … from the inside out.
Now is the time to quit obsessing and start living.