Do you think it's possible to workout WITHOUT having to attach a physique goal to your training?
I think this conversation is so interesting and SO good to be had!
My opinion: YES! You can ABSOLUTELY have physique goals and still have a positive relationship with fitness and your body.
But there are things to remember...
Your MAIN, deeper reason for working out should be to TRAIN to challenge yourself physically and mentally. If your main purpose is to look a certain way, you might feel like you’re chasing a body type that you’ll never be satisfied with. You are MORE than your physical appearance. If you focus ONLY on your physique goal, that motivation won’t last as long as you might think. Think of your physique goal as a result of your DEEPER meaning to train. When you focus on how training makes you feel, how it boosts confidence, and how it energizes you - THAT will keep you way more inspired and less distracted about whether your body is meeting X requirements.
BOTTOM LINE: Your physique is the byproduct of getting stronger.
I believe it’s 1000% okay to want to shape your body a certain way. But there’s a healthy way to go about it. And that DOESN’T include obsession or freaking out if your body doesn’t change the way you imagine it to.
What are your thoughts? Do you get caught up with trying to look a certain way that you forget attaching a deeper meaning to your fitness?