For as long as I remember I wanted a slim body. I would look around and single out all the people who had the body I aspired to have and I’d watch them eat countless meals and snacks and never gain a single ounce of extra weight. How did they do it? What was their secret? Why was it a secret?
A lot of my questions were left unanswered but that stopped being a particular concern of mine because in 2017, I became the vision of my aspirations. I was ‘slim’ (borderline skinny) and I was happy. But, my happiness didn’t last. I realized that the body I had worked so hard for wasn’t actually my ‘ideal body’. It was simply a body that I had been conditioned to want, as that’s what I had seen in mainstream media growing up.
I decided that I’d prefer myself with a little extra meat on my bones. Now here I am, 2019 Nicole, making active efforts to gain and maintain 62kg. Younger me would be so confused to know that weight gain efforts awaited her in the future.
My point is, when you embark on your wellness journey, although it’s important that you have a clear sense of direction, it’s also essential to keep an open mind and welcome change where necessary.
Wellness journey’s take you through a very interesting transition from who you were/are to who you would like to become. During this time, change is inevitable. As we grow, our perceptions and desires change to correlate with our growth. So rather than solely focusing on your physical appearance, invest more into the various other aspects of your change whilst still paying attention to your physical aspects. This way, you’ll get closer to your own definition of your ideal self and your ideal body.
Hello and welcome to the beginning of your fitness and wellness journey. You've made a great decision! I'm Nicole Kahari, your wellness instructor and I will be guiding you through this journey. I began my personal journey in 2016 and I have only grown to love and appreciate myself, my mind and my body more ever since. I hope to help insight such positive changes in you too. So let us begin...