Many people have a desire to change the look and shape of their body, and so they set a new body image goal.
In many cases the goal we choose for our body image is not attainable and should have never been chosen as our goal in the first place…so how do so many of us end up with such unrealistic goals anyway?
We tend to build an image of what we think we ‘should’ look like using pictures of athletes, bodybuilders, fitness models and celebrities. We seem to pool these images into an idealized form we think we can build and then pursue it never once questioning if it’s even possible. In many cases there is also a specific bodyweight associated with this goal body look.
This however can be a recipe for years of frustration and disappointment if we cannot somehow build the body we thought we could. Once you accept a more realistic and achievable goal, the frustration can disappear and a new sense of calm confidence will set in.
And make no mistake, I’m not talking about a lowered expectation for an unimpressive body. I’m simply talking about realigning the goal of your new body image with reality.
In this podcast we will talk about:
1. Setting realistic goals
2. Why a specific bodyweight should never be your sole goal
3. Why you can’t ‘cheat’ your genetics (with training or diet) and what happens when you try to
4. Focusing on the advantage your genetics gave you instead of the shortcomings
This podcast features an interview with our BUILD category winner Pierre Farine who will teach us many of these lessons and more.
Pierre also shares an extraordinary thing that happened to him during his transformation.