If you want to be healthy, act like a healthy person does. Call yourself healthy. Fuel like a healthy person does. Treat your body like a healthy person does.
Want to be a bodybuilder? Act like one. Call yourself a bodybuilder. (I had trouble with this at first too.) Dress like a bodybuilder. Lift weights. Fuel like a bodybuilder. Learn about bodybuilding.
Ever since Kai Greene went pro, 'dress like a bodybuilder' means 'wear your Halloween costume wherever you darn well please'
Live the lifestyle, and the results will follow.
Yes, it's hard not to feel like a poser when you're the skinny looking girl using lifting straps or gloves or chalk. It's hard not to feel like a poser when you call yourself a runner, but you can only run 2 minutes at a stretch. It feels almost hypocritical to call yourself healthy when not too long ago you were binging and purging.
But here's the thing: that discomfort, that weird feeling you get calling yourself what you aspire to be, means you are growing.
And guess what? We all have been there. Even Jamie Eason, even Monica Brant, even Jay Cutler.
|Props to Oxygen Magazine|
Embrace the discomfort. Embrace the new you. Define yourself, choose your path, and live the life you want.