When I began my fitness journey I started following numerous fitness accounts on Instagram, mostly of female bikini competitors. While I was pleased with my own weight loss, I couldn’t shake off the feeling that my body still needed improvement. All of these beautiful women that were appearing in my IG feed had “perfect bodies”, surgically enhanced breasts, and unrealistically low body fat percentages. I started comparing my body to theirs and felt inadequate. What I didn’t realize at the time is that the women that I chose to follow were subconsciously dictating to me what “fit” looked like. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I did two things that changed my perception of fitness as well as the relationship I have with my body. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1. I unfollowed every account that made me compare my body to someone else’s and not feel good enough about my own appearance.
2. I attended a StrongFirst kettlebell course taught by Martine Kerr.
Martine has since become my teacher, my coach and a sister in strength. Thanks to her and to @myomyfitness today I am a proud StrongFirst Instructor. Martine believes firmly that strong doesn’t have a look, it has an attitude. I now know that the same applies to “fitness”.
I encourage you to be selective of the media you consume. If you would like to join us on this journey to define what strength and fitness should look like I invite you to follow Martine’s new page @sf_sisters_in_strength
Obviously I also believe you should find a StrongFirst Instructor and/or attend a @strongfirst course and join our sisterhood 🖤 #sfsisterhood