Of course, it is necessary to keep yourself in shape. And the most powerful transformations happen when you work under the guidance of a trainer, a nutritionist or another practitioner. But it is very important that you love and accept your body as it is. And for this there are several simple techniques. They are always at your fingertips, and you can use them at any time. Here are some tips.
Sports: Move the way you like
For many of us, physical exercise is a heavy duty. Ask yourself — do you do sports because you like it or because you have to do it, for example, out of fear of gaining weight? We buy an expensive subscription and repeatedly drag ourselves to the gym from under the stick, although in reality we do not want to do this at all. Stop it! Exercises are truly effective only when they support both our body and our spirit.
Don’t go to Pilates, which is boring for you, don’t swing the hated press — find the form of movement that you like. Let it be dancing, yoga, long walks, and just active walks in the park with your favorite dog — whatever. And practice several times a week. In the midst of the process, take a break and listen to your body — how it feels, what muscles are being worked out, what mood and physical condition you have. Breathe deeply and try to concentrate, fix this moment. You should have fun! Thank your body for allowing you to move the way you like.
Diet: arrange holidays for yourself
Very often, uncertainty about the perfection of our own body leads us to restrictions in food. We are constantly on a wide variety of diets, counting calories around the clock, chronically malnourished or simply depriving ourselves of products that were once labeled «junk food».
And a reasonable balance is also important here. At least once a week you should allow yourself something special, even if it contradicts the rules of your diet. Arrange a delicious dinner for yourself. Even if you are eating alone, turn on the music, light a couple of candles, take out beautiful plates and eat your favorite dish with an appetite (and even let it be a pizza «Four cheeses»). Don’t forget about the holidays. Remind yourself that your body deserves encouragement.
Style: Let yourself look beautiful
When we don’t love our body, style becomes unimportant and something secondary for us. Many women are sure that their full hips are not worthy of a fashionable skirt. Why decorate something you don’t really like, right? «Here will be a waist of 60 centimeters — then I will buy a new dress,» a friend says wistfully. Perhaps for someone it is an incentive to lose weight. But if you have been trying to lose weight for a long time, give relief so as not to drive yourself into an emotional dead end.