Each One Teach One: What would You say about opinion girls doing workout looks like a bodybuilders hence less female?
Anna: Proportional shape of human body doesn't mean it's full of testosterone. For myself it's a symptom of healthy organism as well as multiple sacrifices and a strong psyche. Let's be honest: woman in a typical men's world needs to work hard, even sometimes they appeared as a stronger individuals than males.
Each One Teach One: But what about body shapes?
Anna: It's a matter of taste. Everyone has it's own preferences and supposed to stick their nose into their own business. Generally speaking this is hard to achieve for most of people. Judging is very easy rather than giving a round of applause. Before we judge let's just have a quick look on ourselves. It took me long time to stop thinking about how do I look in a mirror. What others think? It was a dark period of my life. I wasn't feeling comfortable with myself. I pushed really hard to get where I am now through methodical physical practice. Because of my lifestyle I feel that I'm healthier and happier than before. Great looking body is just a side effect of what I do. There is not much I can do about it 🙂 I do it for myself as well as for my kids which I truly want to have in future.
Each One Teach One: What about online insulting?
Anna: They are just hilarious! 🙂 Most of the people who write this stuff doesn't even know what is physical activity. I know how they feel because I used to be on that side: minimal activity for more than 10 years. I wasn't fat but I didn't feel happy with myself. This is an issue. At the same time I know they have no balls to move their but and do something with this frustration. Instead transforming it into sweat they sit in a front of the screen. People have some weird programs uploaded into their brains that if You working out You become German Democratic Republic's national swimming team member. No worries! You won't get moustaches because of working out 🙂 I just want to feel good with myself, to embrace connection between me, myself and I.
Each One Teach One:
Ok. But what about posting pictures showing off six packs and muscles. Many people might say You brag online.
Anna: Yes I do publish my pictures showing my posture, and shape of my body. It's not about brag. I just want to show everyone what are benefits of physical workout. That if I could do it they can do it as well easily and it's not pain in the ass. That there is something greater behind working out, not only loosing extra pounds.
Each One Teach One: Any hints and suggestions on working out?
Anna: Eat. Sleep. Practice. Repeat 🙂 After 2 two busy years I developed skill of listening of my body. My first personal teachers (Kasia&Kasia) helped me out a lot. Then I become my own experiment with food and different body reactions. Now I've got my own diet plan. The worst thing is random carvings: sweets, doughnuts etc. To fight back I can eat something instead maybe some nuts. It's pure psychology. For example I like milk but do I have to drink it? No. Because it causes random allergies. So my golden rule is to listen to my body and it'll give me the best choice I can get.
Everything else is very simple:
- stop eating sweets, eat organic and unprocessed foods, drink a lot of water
- practise hard and rest the best way You can
- get some sleep
- avoid stress by surrounding Yourself of people who got the same passion as You
Each One Teach One: Last word?
Anna: Success recipe is: 50% in psychology, 35% is diet and 15% physical activity. This is all connected. If You have big mess in Your head, working out also will be a big mess. The same with food.
Now I am even more satisfied about more and more people doing some workouts. Haters gonna hate and people will post photos of their sixpacks and muscles. Many of them will do it because they need applause. But more often people do it because they want to share that everything is possible in a journey to get better shape. Not to impress others but just to have healthy lifestyle. Thinking about bragging is very straight. I think we should look at the big picture rather than thinking about people possessed by narcissistic routine.