August 26, 2015
Is This The Body You Really Want?
Aspiring model and young Kardashian sister, Kendall Jenner, was spotted recently on the water in a skimpy bikini. She enjoyed some parasailing and sunbathing in the midst of her selfie-taking agenda. Looking at images of Kendall slathering her toned figure in sunscreen can provoke within us one of two emotions. The first one being that we are inspired by her flat stomach and tight body, and it encourages us to carry on with our own goals. The second is body envy, the more dangerous of the two. Many of us get more consumed with wanting what others have instead of creating a stronger, fitter and faster version of ourselves. Body envy is also tied to a wish to change our lives. We associate a smaller waistline and a firm butt with internal happiness, confidence and success. We assume that shedding those 20 pounds will make us a totally different, idealistic person. Seeing celebs like Kendall living a life of luxury on the beach makes our brains form the link between slimmer body and better self. When in reality, the size we are has no baring on our social, romantic or financial success. Besides, these images of Kendall only show moments in her life and not the times she criticizes her face in an Instagram shot. Or those mornings when she greets the mirror with negative thoughts. Even the most enviable of celebs have moments of self-doubt. Getting fit should always be centred around health, mobility and longevity. What you eat, how hard you train and keeping up your body maintenance is important to living a long and healthy life. Getting caught up on feelings of body envy will only hinder your progress. So block out the pressures of body envy, and focus in on yourself and your personal goals! What are your thoughts? Do you struggle with body envy? Source: Daily Mail Do you follow us on Instagram? [caption id="attachment_106444" align="alignnone" width="100"] @BodyRockTV[/caption]