You can boost your confidence it won’t require years of counseling or a seminar on self-image. While those techniques may work well, getting fit also can help you build your self-esteem and feel good about yourself. Studies show that people have a better self-image after starting a program of exercise, even before they see results. Of course, once you start feeling stronger and looking fitter, your self-confidence will soar and you’ll be walking taller ready to take on the world.
You’ll feel stronger.
Both men and women benefit from the feeling of strength they feel once they start getting back into shape. It offers a sense of independence and power. You’ll feel more at ease in many situations and comfortable in your own skin. Part of it will come from looking better, some will come from the improvement of your posture that will make you walk taller. You’ll develop a confident presence because of it.
You’ll love the way you look.
Looking better is a great confidence builder. When you’re slimmer and trimmer with your clothes fitting perfectly and you know you’re healthy and attractive, you act differently. That mental change shows through and others see you as more attractive. It’s funny, but often the change in attitude about yourself comes quickly, long before any dramatic change in your appearance. When you feel good about yourself, others see you as more attractive. It’s all about the air of confidence you exude.
You’ll feel fantastic.
Working out is a stress buster. It burns off the hormones created by stress, such as cortisol, and replaces them with ones that leave you feeling good, at ease and happier. Eliminating the gut wrenching feeling of being stressed can change the way you look at the world. When you’re feeling happy and content, others find you more appealing and enjoyable to be with, just like you find the world a better place to be. That can add to your overall popularity and personality.
You’ll love going shopping again when you start to reveal the hidden you by shedding pounds and building muscle tissue.
You’ll think more clearly after working out. Exercise helps build neurological pathways in the brain, improve cognitive thinking and clear away foggy thinking.
You’ll have more energy after working out a few weeks. That extra energy will help you accomplish more and have plenty of zip left at the end of the day for fun activities.
You’ll be more graceful. You don’t have to be a good dancer to appreciate being more graceful. When your muscles become accustomed to working together toward a goal and build strength, you’ll look more coordinated and graceful doing everyday activities.