One of the most common things I hear from people, especially women, when asking about goals during Foundations is “I want to get toned, but not bulky.” I’ve had men say similar things, which boggles my mind. But, we all have a different perception of ourselves and what we want to look like.
Nikki Fuller does not do CrossFit
We’ve said it about a million times, but it bears repeating. If you want to look like a bodybuilder, you’ve got to train, eat, sleep, supplement, and probably “supplement” like bodybuilder. If you train, eat, and sleep with the goal of being able to do things, you will build muscle and burn fat, and your appearance will follow.
This post from CrossFit FMS mostly echos my thoughts on the matter. It’s worth reading, not because it contains any information that is new to any of you who follow this blog, but because the author did a great job in selecting visuals to make his point.
Now, I understand wanting to make changes because you’re unhappy with how you look in the mirror. But consider this, no matter how you look, there will be people who think you look great and people who think you’re hideous. What matters is how you feel about yourself, and how you live your life. As a trainer, I’ve seen many people make positive changes in their lives unrelated to the gym, but in part because they had greater self esteem, confidence, and self worth. Shouldn’t training be about making yourself a better human being, rather than making yourself a better looking human being?
What do you think?