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Red Deer Gym Tips – Self Esteem: You VS Yourself

By December 16, 2015October 22nd, 2021No Comments

Today, we have an awesome blog post from our personal trainer, Chantal!

“I am fat. I am ugly. I am out shape.”

When was the last time you told yourself this? When was the last time you were negative toward yourself?

How did this make you feel?

“I am beautiful. I am smart. I have the body I want!!!”

When was the last time you said this to yourself? When was the last time you actually believed when someone called your beautiful, healthy or smart?

How did this make you feel?

Too many times we focus on the negatives rather than the positives. The more negative you are toward yourself takes away from the truly great things about you!! Every negative thought toward yourself is slowly adding up and you’re digging a deeper and deeper hole of negative thoughts where you’re soon going to believe that you are fat, ugly or out shape!!!

Who decided what is beautiful? “Perfect”? These days, the media does a great job of showing us what the “perfect” body should look like. Well of course it’s perfect: it’s fixed up from Photoshop. The sad part is you compare yourselves to these unrealistic pictures. You don’t stop there either: you compare yourself to the girl or guy beside you at your local Red Deer gym. The truth is: that guy or girl you’re comparing yourself to is also comparing themselves to others, the pictures in the magazines, and possibly you.

Here is my challenge to you: every single day when you look in the mirror and have a negative thought tell yourself two positives; it will help get your confidence back!! When someone gives you a compliment take it and appreciate they wouldn’t be telling you it if they didn’t actually mean it. Each day you’re getting 1 % better at something is a day you’re growing as a person. What have you done today to make yourself better? If there’s something you don’t like about yourself then change it by working on it, 1% at a day, at making it better.

“Be careful how you are talking to yourself because you are listening.”-Lisa M. Hayes

Chantal Froehler

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