Body “Neutral” vs. Body “Positive”

“Body Positivity” has taken on a life of its own ever since Instagram became a staple of our daily lives.  The idea — that you should feel good about yourself and love your body no matter your size — has great intentions.  YOU ARE MORE THAN YOUR LOOKS!  You are *NOT DEFINED* by the way you look.

But the downside comes when people focus so much attention on their bodies, for any reason.

Enter body neutrality.

Body neutrality is the philosophy that while we want our bodies to healthy, our looks do not define who we are.  We are happy with what our bodies can do, how they perform, and that we only have one body so we should make the most of this opportunity.

The truth is that no one loves their body all the time.  We have bad days.  We have “fat” days.  We have sluggish days.

And that’s OK.

Because we strive for a sense of peace with our bodies.

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Looks vs. Performance

Lots of people join CrossFit Fulshear because they want to change something about their body. And while working out may lead to body positivity — most people do feel better about their bodies after a workout — you may find it difficult to always feel positive about the way you look.

If you’ve been struggling to feel body-positive, try switching your focus to what your body can do. Come up with a physical goal you’d like to achieve, and talk to one of our coaches about how you can reach that goal.

You don’t even have to come up with a goal to practice body neutrality. You could just try to start appreciating your body for what it does for you. Maybe you love that you can go for bike rides with your kids, or that you’re able to work out regularly.

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