Do you feel a sense of jealousy or animosity when you see a woman with a beautiful body? Have you ever felt inferior in the presence of an athletic woman? Many times women feel this way because they can’t imagine themselves looking that way. But it is possible to imagine yourself with a better looking body and yes it is possible to imagine you with a beach ready body.
As a matter of fact the best motivation for women’s fitness is to get a clear picture of how you want to improve your body. So, you start by imagining the size you want to be. You begin to look at these toned bodies and replace curiosity with your former jealousy. Rather than feeling intimidated, you want to learn their secrets to getting a body that you can truly be happy with.
Now, I am not saying that you shouldn’t be happy with the body that you have. I believe every woman is beautiful and the female body is a work of art. But it is your happiness, your health and your longevity, which are the deciding factors in your desire to improve your body and it starts with your imagination.
Stand in front of a mirror and really assess the way that you look. Take this step before you begin to shop for a swimsuit. Notice your body style and appreciate the things that you like about your body. Now, imagine yourself the way you would like to look and ask yourself what is standing in your way of getting what you want.
Every great work begins with an idea. Every idea is born from imagination. Imagine you with a beach ready body and begin to make plans to transform that dream into reality. No matter how much you weigh or what your current level of fitness, you can improve the way you look, feel and perform.
I recommend a workout that includes resistance or strength training exercises alternated with cardio exercises. Following the Pilates principles of engaging the core, I find that these exercises allow me to build muscle, reduce fat and give me the stamina I need. The big bonus is that I am proud of my body and am always ready for the beach, but it wasn’t always that way. It started with me imagining myself in a beach ready body and making the decision to not let anything stand in my way. As a result, I am stronger, healthier and better able to keep up with my family and friends.