First and foremost, thank you for joining me today!

I want to start this blog with one of the many most important subjects; social media and the effect on the way we perceive ourselves.

Yes, there are tons of articles about this subject, but they are all too politically correct. I have yet to read an article that actually expresses how much it really freaking sucks to continually keep scrolling down on amazingly beautiful extremely fit women on Instagram, Facebook, etc, knowing you are not one of them, and feeling you are not part of it.  It is almost as if you did not make the cut; you’re just not “trendy” enough. There are four “Not’s” on the previous sentences — I think that is exactly how we end up feeling at the end of the day — Not pretty enough, not fit enough, not cool enough, just not important enough.

Some might deny ever feeling like this, however, as humans we are instinctually always wishing for what the other person has, and vice versa.

Nevertheless, we are not victims. I am not going to blame social media, or the 25 years of Photoshop used by magazines showing us actresses and singers looking perfect. Instead, I am going to tell you how to deal with all the things around you that might trigger your insecurities to talk to you and convince you that you are not good enough, pretty enough, or just enough.

If we did not have social media, we would still feel the stress of looking like the other girl, or getting as big as the other guy.

The goal is to be able to finally say:

 

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Posted by:The Healthy Body Equation

Hello! My name is Alex Checa, I am in Fitness and Nutrition. The development of this blog has one specific goal: physical appearance has a strong connection to your emotional and mental health, and vise versa. I had always thought if I had the perfect body all my insecurities would go away, then, I met many girls that in my eyes, HAD the perfect bodies but somehow they were still very unhappy. This led me to the conclusion that emotional, mental, and physical health are all entwined. Lucky for us, food is one of the most important factors that links to our energy levels, skin maintenance, and what I like to call; beauty radiating from the inside out rather than superficial outside visible beauty. However, most of us pick the wrong foods, have a negative connotation connected to exercise, and do no see the value in living a clean active life. This is because we have been conditioned to think that eating healthy means only eating vegetables and tasteless foods, and cardio is extremely boring and lifting is just for men. I am here to tell you I was one of them. I will walk you through how I completely changed the way I saw things, and how I am finally pretty happy with myself. The idea with being happy with how you look and who you are sounds easy, but we all know it is extremely difficult to get to that point.

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