If you've been following us since last year, you would probably know I have set myself some new year goals to work on. During our recent holiday, I have decided to tick off one of my fear off the list- Wear a swimwear only without anything on top to cover up, getting out of my comfort zone. After giving birth to my kids, my body has changed dramatically with 22 KGS weight gained and the effects of pregnancy.....
Switching your mind to "I want this, I will make it happen"
Before kids, I used to be a smoker for 15 years. I thought I could never quit smoking because it was part of my daily routine/habit. Until one day, I decided I wanted to have kids, that very same day I told myself I have to quit right now, I want the best to my baby. And just like that, I quitted, I didn't go back or think about it because I really want my own child.
So what's my point?
Often we set new goals, obviously for a variety of reasons, we start and often get to a point we feel it is too challenging, and we naturally will start our excuses, our motivation decreases by the day etc. The truth is, doing something new or different we all will go through the stage of making it a habit and settling in. "If you want something bad enough, you will make it happen". Some people are more determined, some people take a little longer. Whichever way is fine too because you are making progress.
If you are new to Keto/ fitness, firstly you need to switch your mind to "I want this, I will make it happen" When we want something bad enough, we will always work our ways to make it happen. Don't start at a hardcore level, begin comfortable and start to include challenges. This more likely goes a long way to success.
All the best and don't let small setbacks stop you, they are there to show you, you are trying to get to a better chapter.
A topic most of us have been through or going through. Coming from an Asian background, I constantly receive comments like "Oh all Asian are skinny", " You guys never put on weight " etc. The reality is, I wish it is the case😆. Back to when I was a teenager, we were trained/brainwashed into competition amongst family, friends and peers. "I wish I can be slim like her", " I wish I can be 45kgs", I wish I can have tiny waist like her" etc. Today, I am glad to say, I am happy with my current size, it doesn't matter if the scales is not showing me numbers on what "Society think is right", it doesn't matter that I am not a size 6, 4 or less, it doesn't matter that I don't have tone legs and arms like a supermodel, it doesn't matter I don't have abs like an athlete.
However, it DOES MATTER I FEEL CONFIDENT about myself, it DOES MATTER how I FEEL GOOD about myself, it DOES MATTER my HEALTH is getting better, it DOES MATTER I LISTEN TO MY BODY and not exhausting it, it DOES MATTER I LOVE MYSELF and will take "Self Care Time"
There are so many different standards to define "Fitness & Beauty". The one thing you need to come to realize is if you don't see the good in yourself, you will never be good enough.
Start learning to appreciate yourself, everyone has strengths and weaknesses, no one is perfect but that's ok, because we are perfectly human.
❤Beauty comes in all sizes❤