It can be hard to see that most of the posts on these social media sites are so curated, edited and filtered! We start to compare ourselves, our lives, our bodies, our eyebrows, our wrinkles, our lifestyles, let's be honest our everything with the photos we see. Getting likes and comments on social media posts is almost like getting picked for the A, B or C team or class. We feel inferior and wonder where we went wrong but we didn't and we most definitely are not inferior.
I personally believe that exercise should be fun and enjoyable. For most people if it feels like a chore and you are pushing yourself to do it you will not challenge yourself enough and you may even give up. But if you are enjoying what you are doing there is far more chance you will stick with it and see massive benefits.
Oh it would have to be the above. I really do like to install in people that fitness and food should be a very good part of your life and not something you have to fight towards. Start with small changes to an unhealthy lifestyle and keep building on those. We all go backwards at times too. I am not "on track" 100% of the time. Its always a work in progress.
Q12: Who Or What Inspires You? To be the best version of myself and make not only myself proud but my family too. Weakness will not be in my heart. Not one specific person, but many people inspire me and motivate me every day. I love to see other peoples positive changes on social media and hearing their success stories on snapchat.
Staying active and fit gives me energy, good sleep, self-confidence, improved mental clarity, a healthy immune system, good posture, flexibility, a strong body and happiness. Nobody ever regrets making healthier food choices and taking the time to exercise regularly!
By doing resistance based workouts such as the PPD method you increase your muscle mass. Unfortunately lean muscle mass naturally decreases with age. If you don’t do anything to counteract this the percentage of fat in your body will increase over time, why we often feel a bit more ‘jiggly’ as we get older even though we feel we are looking after ourselves. By doing a form of resistance training you will increase the percentage of lean muscle in your body and decrease the percentage of fat.
When I posted this next image on Facebook, as that was the first place I posted it, I literally was crying and my hands were shaking. I contacted my friends numerous times beforehand getting reassurance about it. I had NEVER put anything like this up before. I posted it as I have heard so many times from people that they cannot get rid of their mummy tummy or they are in their 30's so can't change their body now, I had a c-section, I was in my late 30's and had changed and wanted to let others know that a lot of it for me was getting rid of negativity, being happier in myself. I also wanted people to know that it had not been easy and I am a fitness instructor, it took me 11 months to feel back to normal or even better than before tbh.
So whether you are tall, short, skinny, overweight, super fit or not even sure what you are once you are healthy and making healthy choices most of the time and feel happy in yourself (at least most of the time) that is you looking after yourself and you should never feel or be shamed.