Have you ever worked so hard and so much to reach a workout goal? Or to reach an ideal weight or figure to match someone you've seen on TV?
It's alright if you have. Be honest with yourself.
Don't get me wrong, it's okay to have a workout goal, and to work diligently to get there. What is wrong is trying to be something or someone you're not. It becomes a problem when your entire workout program is built on you trying to be like someone else.
It's a trap. Don't fall for it.
For those that have achieved that "goal", when you have sculpted yourself to look like that person on TV, how did it feel?
Was there something still missing? Did you still feel a sense of emptiness?
Theres' a reason for that. You are more than just a body. You are more than just a physical specimen.
Whether you want to believe it or not, you are also a spiritual being.
Again, nothing wrong with wanting to look a certain way. However, don't base that off of someone else. Achieve it for you. That way when you do reach your goal, you don't feel incomplete.
Working out is for more than just the physical aspect. Your fitness is tied to your inner self, your spirit. When you feed your spirit and body at the same time, reaching that goal seems much more meaningful. You become more effective in reaching that goal. You feel that much better because you're making a greater and lasting impact on the inside and outside.
Don't workout for vain pursuits. It doesn't lead to anything worthwhile. In fact, it may leave you worse off.
Workout for a purpose that is defined by you, not anyone else.
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