BODY DYSMORPHIA: As stated by the Anxiety and depression association of America, BDD is a body-image disorder characterized by persistent and intrusive preoccupations with an imagined or slight defect in one's appearance. 🤓⬅📚 Today's obsession with #aesthetic appearance is breeding more and more people with undiagnosed BDD. As a personal trainer and strength coach, 90% of my clients would come to me with something that they literally loathed about themselves. It's sad to say, but it was almost rare to have someone come to me and say "I just want to feel healthier", or "I just want to work on my overall well-being." The majority of people who step into the gym, do so because they want to change something physical about themselves. 'Smaller waist', 'tighter glutes', 'toned legs' etc ... and the 90% of people who wanted this, all had bodies that others would envy. .. Back when I was a teenager, botox and excessive exercise was for movie stars and cat walk models. When that stopped working or they were too weak to continue the regime, cocaine became their weight management tool. Now, with the platform of social media allowing people all over the world to become "public figures", BDD is wide spread and at it's highest. Plastic surgery is being accessed by people that haven't even finished developing yet. Woman in the gym are taking male hormones or synthetic drugs, completely fucking up their hormones and messing with their psychology ... for what? So they can be admired by complete strangers 😞. Doesn't that sound completely retarded to you? .
I have suffered BDD most my life. Even when I know better, the negative self talk and obsessive behavior can sneak into my psychi. Recovering from being a #gymjunkie is just like recovering from any addiction. The thoughts and cravings never go away .. you just become stronger and more psychologically equipped to dealing with them. #stayconsistent #staystrong #justfortoday
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