Women spend a huge amount of their lives working on their appearance. To be exact we spend an average of 6.5 hours a week which is 335 hours a year. That’s an average so if your a fitness junkie that number will likely double or triple.
It is SO important to take care of your body and care about your appearance. It is healthy to exercise and want to eat well to improve your appearance and nourish your body. Although there is a fine line between caring about your appearance and obsessing over your appearance. It becomes an obsession when a person begins to judge their self worth on their body image.
This is unhealthy for the mind and body and can lead to mental health issues.
Over 50% of women have negative thoughts about their bodies every day. Just under 80% of teenage girls!! It is shocking that society puts this much pressure on women and girls to get the ‘perfect body‘. What the hell is the perfect body?? We are extreme self critics, and pile a huge amount of pressure on our selves to look a certain way.
75% of women have behavior issues and unhealthy thoughts or feelings related to food or their bodies.
Your self worth should not be determined on how flat your stomach is or how big your boobs are! Your body may be your temple but it defiantly is not who you are. You are not a bad person because you carry an extra few centimeters of fat around your waist!
Being negative about your body will not improve anything. It will not make you loose weight or tone up. The only way to make change is with a positive mind.TRUST ME. I lost 10kgs of body fat with a negative, body hating mind and still at 10% body fat I hated my body. In my mind I was never good enough.
I never took the time to love and appreciate my progress and was constantly beating my self up about how I looked. Slaving away in the gym for hours, for what? To still hate my body and have an unhealthy mind!
To change your body you must love and accept your body. Positive things happen to positive people!
Im not saying its okay to be fat. There are a lot of people who will happily sit on their arse all day and watch TV while consuming their body weight in junk food. This is not okay!! Do not fill your body with shit food. RESPECT YOURSELF.. Focus on health. Create a healthy body internally and externally. Create a healthy mind through positive thoughts.
BE HAPPY 😀
Salted Peanut Butter Protein Soft Serve Ice cream
- 500ml water
- 1x flat tbsp xantham gum
- 50g yogurt (I use total 0% fat)
- 1x scoop (25g) vanilla protein powder (I use http://www.theproteinworks.com/products/protein-shakes/naked-whey-protein-80.html use code CF180303 for free protein powder at the checkout)
- 10g low fat peanut flour
- a large pinch of pink Himalayan salt
- 20x ice cubes
Add all ingredients to a high watt blender (like a nutribullet) and blend until smooth. If its too thick add a little more water. Too liquid and add a teeny bit more of xantham gum 😀 If you don’t have a nutribullet you can use a hand puree blender 😀
Notes: I like to add cinnamon and maca powder for a super-food kick. Try topping with bee pollen, nut butters or seeds