Lower-abdominal anguish is possibly the most suffered syndrome by gym-goers and non gym-goers alike. Unfortunately, people give up their lives for perfect lower abs. I’ve seen (and done) it all: self-starvation, compulsive ab workouts, and general self-deprecation…all in an effort to perfect an area of our body that, quite frankly, is not meant to be perfect. We have convinced ourselves that life will be perfect when we perfect our lower abs, and sadly this just isn’t true. It’s time to stop living in the if only when’s and to start living in the present.
Life is a destination, it is a journey. The destination of achieving perfect abs will not bring you the satisfaction and self-confidence that simply enjoying the journey along the way will. We are all at our most beautiful states when we are comfortable in ourselves — in our clothes, in our own skin, and in ourselves. This beauty of self-acceptance projects beauty in a monumental way that perfect lower abs can not.
Let go of your lower-ab-anguish and let your real beauty project by just being comfortable with who and how you are. No one really cares about your abs the way you think they do, so cut yourself some slack and just let yourself enjoy being fit and healthy.