|Posted on June 9, 2013 at 10:20 PM|
A few years ago I read this quote from former supermodel, Cindy Crawford:
They were doing a full back shot of me in a swimsuit and I thought, Oh my God, I have to be so brave. See, every woman hates herself from behind.
Sadly, I find this last statement to be true too much of the time. I mean if a drop-dead gorgeous supermodel doesn't like her butt, I can pretty much guarantee that the average woman is not throwing a party for her backside. The butt is primarily THE body part women complain about the most, say they want to improve the most and usually have no idea how to go about it. The good news is that the booty is really responsive to proper training and the confidence boost that shaping a nice booty gives to women is pretty great. And it's not just a vanity thing. Creating a nice booty is a process and there are skills to master. Like lifting weights. There are still a lot of women who find weight training intimidating. Teaching women how to lift correctly fixes that pretty quickly. I personally think it's a tragedy for a woman to go through life never experiencing how empowering it feels to squat or deadlift (both great booty exercises!) some heavy weight. When training is progressed properly, women feel confident not intimidated. They feel strong, competent and sexy as hell. Instead of hating their body parts, they appreciate and fall in love with them. Oh and they get a nice booty as a reward for all the effort they put into their training, too. Not too shabby!
It is so much fun hearing my clients tell me how much they love their new and improved booties and about all the compliments they get. I will never get tired of helping women achieve beautiful backsides because the gratitude, happiness and confidence it generates is downright addictive. I guide, teach and motivate my clients, but they are making the choice every time we train to improve something they were previously dissatisfied with and they are the only ones that can do that for themselves. Every time they master a new exercise, increase how much weight they lift and improve their body composition, they are creating positive change for themselves. I can't think of a better way to show love for oneself than that! It is inspiring to watch and very satisfying to see the progress.
It takes so much energy to hate on a body part. That energy could be used, instead, to effect change of the body part. If you find yourself complaining or fretting over some aspect of your body, do something about it! Focus on how capable and strong your body is now. Because it is capable and strong, it can become stronger and transform into a form you love. Take a small step in the direction you want to go and you immediately steer yourself toward an outcome you want. It feels so much better to love your body than to hate it. I highly encourage you to find this out for yourself!