Hello fitness friends. Today I wanted to talk to you about vanity. Our society is obsessed with looks. I don’t watch tv very often, but when I do, I am overwhelmed by the commercials that focus on appearance. How do you obtain the perfect body? How do you stop wrinkles? How do you become the world ‘s most beautiful person?
The problem is: beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Just as the picture above states, you can be the juiciest peach in the world and there will still be someone who doesn’t like peaches. The obsession can never be fixed because the beholder is constantly changing. I’ve known people who lived at the gym or spent truck loads of money on products. They hurt their bodies in pursuit of vanity.
My two cents:
Enjoy life! It’s shorter than you think. So, every once in awhile have a cookie or some treat.
Love yourself! You may never fit society’s mold of perfection, but most people don’t. I worked for a swimsuit and women’s apparel catalogue; many pictures were airbrushed. We see “perfection,” and reality is less than perfect. When I go out, I rarely see models walking around. People come in all shapes and sizes.
Choose health over vanity! Your health is far more important than reaching a scale goal or trying to meet some external standard of beauty. Eat healthy food and exercise. Most of all, enjoy your life!