We’re women, and our own biggest critics if it concerns our body and appearance; at least I was.
Because you’re always with yourself 24/7, it’s not difficult to find something that you can put under the microscope to focus on until something that’s definitely a small concern is blown up to a bigger and bigger problem. 🙂
Most of that takes place in our own brain and in that regard, we are our own worst enemy! It’s human nature to always want something we don’t already have, regardless how good what we already have is! And yes, many things of what we really want, we can achieve if we set our mind to it. Nevertheless, there are some things that are hard, or even impossible to change. One of those impossible things is our genetically determined body type. Let’s figure out first what your body type is. By doing so, you’ll get more of an understanding about your bone structure and the aspects of your body you absolutely cannot expect to change, regardless what you do about it.
Women have all kinds of different body shapes, but the top three are:
- Ectomorph body type: An ectomorph is a typical skinny-girl. Ectos have a light build with small joints and lean muscle.
- Mesomorph body type: A mesomorph has a large bone structure, large muscles and a naturally athletic physique.
- Endomorph body type: The endomorph body type is solid and generally soft. Endomorphs gain fat very easily.
If you are more of an ectomorph body type and your goal is to become an endomorph or mesomorph, or visa versa, you will have a hard time to make that work (to say the least). In other words, you’ll do a great job in making yourself fee insecure and miserable.
The best thing to do is to find out why you focus so much on your body and why you create a problem about it instead of accepting the natural beauty of it. You might be inclined to say: “This is simply who I am, I can’t help it!” well trust me, that is not true! If that would be the case, you would have been born with these negative beliefs, but you were not. You developed these negative beliefs about your body somewhere during your life. There is always a reason, a previous experience in your life, why you developed these opinions and feelings about yourself.
Once you make the proper connection in your brain you will start to see and accept the true beauty you are. I will post more on this subject later because there is so much more to tell about this, it will help you greatly to become proud of how you look and who you are.
I know exactly how you feel. And with the insight and tools Progressive Mental Alignment gave me, I learned to put these nagging feelings of doubt and insecurity behind me, just like you will, too.
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