Ladies and gentlemen welcome to my visual diary where I do not write daily. Today I want to write about mindset of doing exercises because I think this is one of the problems that social media has brought into our lives.I have been working out for 3 years and to be honest, I started exercising with a dangerous aim: To look like models and influencers I saw on social media. I was losing my motivation for exercising. It even caused an eating disorder which I suffered for 2 years.
Back then I was not aware of how toxic this mindset was. For the past 5 months, I started to realize how special and different my body.We all have different bodies and this is completely normal. When you start to see same kind of body shapes on social media, unconsciously you start to think “Is my body not normal? Am I okay? Should I look like them? Or Do I have to look like them?” It is quite damaging for young girls. It destroys people’s mental health. I decided to change my mindset for exercising. I thought why don’t I try to to be the best version of myself rather than trying to look like these girls who have more different lives, genetics than me? The new mindset has motivated me a lot that I became a person who I have never thought I would become. I started to look forward to exercising. I have known how important it is for mental health and physical health.
My message to you: You are enough even when you think you are not. You are unique and beautiful. It is okay not to be motivated for every time. It is okay to have bad days. You are strong and you can handle this. You should be your best friend. I really appreciate how hard you work. You are not alone.
You are loved and cared 🙂
Song of the day: Without Me- Eminem