BODY CONFIDENCE. ‼️READ‼️ Above is a swimsuit transformation. The evolution of my willingness to strip down and show my body to the world near various bodies of water; a daunting task for any female or male growing up. However, it saddens me to think I didn’t think I was worthy enough to show my body in the first picture. In the second picture, I am trying on my first ever bikini after starting my weight loss journey for about 6-9 months (I can’t quite remember). I was so excited, I had worked so hard and was ready to take that next step and go for a bikini. I ended up wearing it probably 3 times. I still wasn’t confident, because I was still battling with a negative mindset and obsession over how my body needed to look, not how I wanted to feel. In the last picture, I am happy, healthy, I train to feel good and to build strength/endurance/athleticism. I see training as a challenge not a task. A physical outlet to improve my mentality and keep healthy. I eat to fuel my training and to feel good in life. I still indulge and enjoy my food (trust me) but I know how too much of it makes me feel and I know when to stop. This has been a long process with many a trial and error, but I did do it, which definitely means that you can too. It’s like I tell all of my clients, all you need to do is START and you’re already on the road to progress. I’m not saying your fitness journey or lifestyle change should be centred around looking great in a bikini, because I could look great but feel terrible. I’m saying, make a change because you want to FEEL BETTER FOREVER, not for 6 weeks, not for 2 Years but for LIFE.
💥 Do you need to count calories ❓💥
🙆♂️ Of course you don’t ‘need too’ -
🙍♂️But... there’s always a but
🤪 It is a fool proof way to achieve the body composition you want.
🤦♂️A few years back I made the mistake of thinking I could get away with eating as much as I wanted as long as it was ‘healthy’.
🥗 Sadly even the ‘healthiest’ of foods contain calories and the more you put into your body the greater the chance of putting yourself into a caloric surplus.
📝 So whilst there is no need to specifically track your calories. It is a good idea to get an understanding of how many calories your putting into your body and it could be the reason your maintaining/gaining weight even though you’re sticking to ‘healthy’ foods.