Love yourself this Valentine’s Day!

2014February11_WomensFitness_ADo you feel the love this Valentine’s Day? Love for yourself that is! You might find that by doing so you create the right motivation to make some positive, beneficial changes in your life. If you are not at the fitness level you’d like to be, perhaps because you are out of shape or overweight, then it might be time to turn Cupid’s arrow towards hitting a fitness target. Loving yourself comes from feeling good about who you are and where you are at, as well as the lifestyle you are living.

Are you looking to create a healthier way of life? Then make sure that you have a healthy attitude about yourself too. This involves taking the time to connect with who you are so that you can recognize what you’re about and find a clear path to take you where you are going fitness-wise. However, if you don’t always take the time to feed through positivity to yourself then you might find a few of these tips useful:

Embrace your uniqueness

With exercise people often try and fit in with a program or style of training that doesn’t feel right or match their fitness needs. This is often because they are trying to conform to an expected norm or who they are or at least who they should be. You are an individual with your own set of fitness needs and this doesn’t have to exclude you from joining others in a shared activity, just as regardless of our idiosyncrasies we all share a common bond. Acceptance and love can lead you in the right direction in a more confident way.

Treat yourself

Even if you are need of a change of lifestyle and fitness overhaul, don’t punish yourself by denying yourself healthy pleasures in life. When was the last time you enjoyed a pampering session or did something just for yourself that made you feel really good? If you act like you deserve it and are worth it then this positive reaction will naturally reach forward into your lifestyle. Exercise is not a negative but an extension of feeling good and having great self-esteem.

Marvel at how you can change

Aren’t you magnificent! Look at how you have developed and grown and how you can adapt to evolving situations and experiences. You are simply amazing! If you love the fact that life is not static then you can start to love the idea that you are able to transform aspects of your life. This can include diet and exercise and your attitude and approach too.

Be nice to yourself and others

Just as you become what you eat, who you are is also created by how you act. Do you think people who send out negative vibes to the world or lead destructive lifestyles love themselves? Sometimes people find it easier to not only criticize others but look out for others, whilst neglecting their own needs. Kindness to yourself may make you look at how you can look after your health and spur you on to keep fit.

Slow down, take control and reconnect

If your life seems to be constantly hectic and even quite stressful it’s no surprise if you’ve lost your sense of self and your way somewhere along the line. All of us often feel propelled forward by events and circumstances which can leave us feeling stressed out. Whether you meditate, go for a long walk, or simply sit quietly, take time to reflect, de-stress, and get back in touch with your own internal power and personality. Once you feel you’re in the driving seat you can better navigate toward a healthier, more balanced lifestyle.

Exercise to create a happier you

Working out can boost confidence, self-esteem and self-image. This all feeds into a positive cycle of looking after yourself physically, mentally, and psychologically. Happy hormones and a healthier and more energized body make you look and feel better. What’s not to love about that?

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