Note: HERE, a person’s best “version” of themselves does not require a six pack, the lowest body fat percentage possible, visible muscles, “definition”, the ability to fit into your jeans from high school, “victory” over your cellulite, weight loss or looking a certain way.
I’d love for people to move more because moving more leads to DOING more. I’d love them to eat foods that their bodies just LOVE, and that keep them feeling good and energized all day. I’d love for them to get more sleep and be less stressed out, because generally those things help with “fun having”. I’d love for them to spend more time exploring their passions instead of tearing themselves apart and being bogged down by insecurity (which takes away so much energy).
I believe that inspiring people to be the best versions of themselves is about making them feel GOOD in the bodies they’re in. Helping them make choices that are good for their insides and helping see the beauty that already exists in their outsides. Maximizing their “potential” is about unblocking all those mental and emotional barriers that keep them from feeling awesome -as they are- or keep them from doing things they WANT to be able to do (like having fun - REAL CAREFREE FUN - at the beach because they don’t give a hoot who’s checking out their bikini “bod”).
For me, a person’s best version of themselves is a happy and productive one. Not their “leanest” one. People need to be told that they are GREAT and WORTHY and that their body shape does not dictate how great or worthy they can be. Bodies change. Always. But feeling awesome in your skin is forever.