I feel for the individuals who are in the profession...business...careers of health and wellness; whether it is as a doctor, a personal trainer, a nutritionists, those selling products/services in a store or an at-home business.
The pressure each of these must feel to have that "perfect" look according to the worlds visual standards; it must be overwhelming for some. After all we are bombarded each day with billboards, ads, movies, and stores to name just a few, of what we "should" look like. Therefore putting the pressure on these individuals to "look" the part because after all if you look thin then you must be healthy. After all if you have amazing muscles you must have a great gut.
And what about the pressure those must feel when they don't "look" the part? Is that doctor taken serious? Do we not take into account that the personal trainer is wanting to just relax for awhile and not look competition ready? What if the nutritionist is dealing with hormonal issues?
There is more important things to think about with our health than just "looking" healthy! Our health is deeper!!!
There are many women I follow about fitness, nutrition, health....they all advocate how having a healthy attitude...healthy gut...healthy mind...healthy strength....healthy movement....healthy love of self is so much more important than the ascetics.
I am sure they feel like a broken record....I know I do sometimes.....but I am passionate and committed to convince all individuals....especially women and young maturing girls to be HEALTHY in their MIND, BODY AND SOUL! To not focus on: pride, vanity, and ascetics.....and that should include all those who are in these professions. After all if they are walking the walk of true health then their presence alone will attract others to them to have a true, real, whole life, wellness attitude and approach to living a full and rewarding life!
And we as patients, consumers, clients, followers...need to not have the bar set so high or expect so much from these individuals that we put them on a pedestal of pressure!
What can you do today to take the pressure off of them...off of yourself to be "perfect"?
What scripture can you lean on that will redirect that focus?
Here are my top 10 women/sites I go to for motivation:
Girls Gone Strong
Real Life At Home
Dr. Sara Gottfried
Katie - Wellness Mama
Mind Body Green
***I purposely didn't add their links so you have to do a little bit of leg work yourself to find what fits you best for motivation. Plus some of the list names have several avenues of following them, therefore rather than limiting you to my pick...you pick!