Thursday, 12 February 2009

Take Control of Yourself!

Just listening to Liliy Allen on CBC and she made a great point
about image.

Don't buy into it.

Close to thousands of images of "fashion" bombard us every day.

This is not a good thing. Especially if it starts to cloud your
vision of what is good for you.

You don't have to be thin, afraid of fat, wear that makeup, stress
over your hair, or obsess over your biceps.

You need to be the best you above anything else.

Me, personally, would start by breaking down what YOUR goals are.
Think about what YOU really need. Sure you can get a reference from
books, friends, peers, parents, but don't go by advertising.

Surely by now we are all in agreement that advertising is not
reality, other than they are really trying hard to sell you
something.

So it kind of goes without saying that advertising is going to try
to make you feel bad so what they are trying to sell to you is
going to make you feel better!

Pretty slick, hunh? Except for the part where they are trying to
make you feel bad!

So, your goals should be focused on feeling good. If it means
loosing weight, fine. If it means making your body sore (not
busted!) after every workout, ok. But make it your decision!

This is about owning yourself. Don't b pummeled into submission
by outside forces. Own your mind and body. Make it move and live
the way you want it to.

One last thing. Mind your words. How you refer to yourself will make a difference about how you feel and act every day.

More on that later.

Have a great day everyone!

In health,

Todd