I know you.
You try so hard to balance it all, and often you come last.
You invest thousands of dollars, years of your life, and endless amounts of emotional commitment on yet another program, plan, or personal trainer.
You are made to feel like you should fit into a certain ‘type’ of health that, in reality, does not celebrate the different ways that healthy bodies and minds look.
The fitness industry makes you feel like you don’t belong if your body type doesn’t fit into a very precise (and atypical) box, regardless of your overall health and happiness.
You’re unfairly made to feel ashamed, embarrassed, self-conscious. When, in reality, you should be proud, confident, and happy with the positive lifestyle choices you make.
Health is not an image.
It is your mental wellbeing, your positive relationship with food, your enjoyment of social occasions without guilt. It is playing with your kids and showing them what being body confident looks like by not comparing to others.
This is normal.
But the fitness industry makes the normal seem abnormal.
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Time and time again, the industry has a detrimental impact on women; your perceptions of your health and your body image are warped, and sometimes you feel like a failure.
You aren’t failing. The system lets you down.
You are given rules to follow, but you are not taught. You comply with what ‘professionals’ say, but you are not shown how to be the best version of you.
You rely on a plethora of ambiguous terminology designed to intimidate you. And it leaves you overwhelmed and confused, questioning your proactive choices that are beneficial for your overall health.