I read an interesting story in the HT City Delhi Edition, from Bipasha Basu, the Indian Bollywood actress, who coined the phrase, Love yourself on being healthy.
No matter how much we critique celebrity fitness secrets but she said something which i totally agree on. What Bipasha says Being healthy doesn’t mean being slim. I totally agree with this.
Because it’s depressing to see so many women starving themselves by going on an extreme dieting phase just to get thin, in their quest to fit into that skimpy size zero clothes. Obviously the pressure to look good has taken a toll on them. This practice is certainly not safe and i do not support such measures to lose weight or inches.
BEING FIT IS A JOURNEY YOU SHOULD ENJOY
Being fit is a journey which we all should enjoy by following a healthy lifestyle. Being healthy starts with thinking positive. If you mind can conceive it your body can achieve it. Align your mind to set a goal for yourself on how you want to look like.
FITNESS IS HOW YOU FEEL
Remember fitness is not just about how you look but also how you feel. Though you may come across women who look extremely thin and appear to be healthy, but from within they are shallow. The extreme dieting and starvation has left them wounded from within. And most of them have already paid a price with serious health repercussions.
DIETING IS SHORT TERM AND NOT SUSTAINABLE
Also note, dieting is not a sustainable process. You may get the body of your choice but that would be very short-lived. Once you start eating the weight would come right back leaving you depressed. Once you have seen yourself the way you always wanted to, the extra flab will give you sleepless nights and may get you in a depression mode or make you try even more extreme measures to get to the same body which can be detrimental to your health.
Be patient with your goal, though you may come across people who have taken a shortcut to get where they are- don’t get impatient. Remember you want to stay healthy and fit for years not get thin for some time and stay depressed for years.
If you really obsessed with following a celebrity fitness schedule, follow Bipasha’s fitness mantra, not her work out.