Humans are insatiable creatures, we’re forever trying to better ourselves, whether it be mentally, emotionally, spiritually, academically or physically – sometimes to an overwhelming extent. One way in which we’re constantly endeavouring to improve ourselves is physically.
But sometimes bettering your physical condition is easier said than done, especially if you’re self-conscious about your appearance. We’ve all felt low self-esteem at some point in our lives and some have constant issues regarding their body and how they will look exercising in front of others. This makes it very difficult to go for a run, walk, jog or session at the gym.
The fitness industry is a multi-billion dollar a year industry. Gym memberships are constantly being purchased as are expensive diet plans and there is nothing wrong with this; trying to improve your appearance and health, as long as it’s for you and no one else, is fine, admirable even.
For those that do suffer low self-esteem making it hard, or even impossible, to get out and exercise this article is for you because there are many things that you can do to lower that weight and tone that body, all the while boosting that body image and shedding insecurities.
If you know what you’re doing, exercising at home can give you just as good of a work out as the gym would. Push-ups, lunges, squats, yoga and skipping are just some ways you can get your heart pumping in the privacy of your own home. Although pricey, gym equipment like rowing machines, step machines and treadmills can be purchased to give you a workout, coupled with privacy and security.
Buy a furry companion that you can take for long walks. Man’s best friend will provide you with company and give you an excuse to get out of the house and exercise.
Join a 24-hour gym and go at a time when there won’t be many people there as long as it doesn’t interfere with your schedule.
Before employing a rigorous exercise plan you can eat to lose weight. There are so many diets plans that promise weight loss but these can be pricey, and sometimes dangerous, because of how drastically they change your food intake. In the end, the science behind weight loss is simple: if you burn more calories than you consume, you’ll lose weight. So stick to healthy, whole foods and shed some weight and, when you’re more comfortable with your appearance, begin coupling diet with exercise.
Lastly, and most importantly, who cares what people think? Someone that criticises another person for trying to better themselves isn’t worthy of sparking your insecurities. So get out there, have a go, and, as you see your body changing, you’ll be overwhelmed with all your newly found confidence and it will all be worth it.