Against Traffic (Podcast) – Episode 4
Women: “I don’t want to get buff. I don’t want to get bulky. I still want to feel feminine.”
Men: “I want a six pack. I want more muscle and less fat. I want to look good naked.”
Do these statements sound familiar? If so, it’s probably because you’ve said one of them before.
If you’re a coach, it’s also likely you’ve heard it before…. this morning even.
We point this out to illustrate that whether we admit it or not, all of us are obsessed with the way our bodies look. And for those of us who are part of a gym, this is especially true.
There are many struggles, thoughts, and emotions that surround body image, and it’s an issue that never goes away for us, especially as we deal with the inevitable change that comes with aging.
Body image hits on how we view ourselves, how we compare ourselves to others, and the judgments we make because of those observations.
In this week’s podcast, Coach Lee talks about how positive body image is not gained by comparison, but through something different entirely: the pursuit of performance inside and outside of the gym.
There’s a reason why CrossFit women love being called beasts.
It’s not because they LOOK like beasts (although that might be part of it). It’s because they PERFORM like beasts, and the pride people take in the functionality of their bodies starts to translate into having pride for the way their bodies look.
We could tell you more, but you’ve just gotta hear it for yourself.
To listen to the podcast, click play in the audio file at the top. Body image is an issue that EVERYONE can relate to, even if we don’t admit it, so you do not want to miss the gems in this podcast!
Want to talk more about body image and what you can do to help improve yours? Reach out to me here, and we can set up a call to talk about it.
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