You know well that beauty sells and it sells big time. Let’s face it, would you listen to me about exercise or nutrition if I am a fat slob? No, whatsoever. You clearly understand that I am missing the point.
On a similar note, I am perhaps well read in the field of exercise and nutrition. All that would make sense if I am living the life I preach. Would you agree with me if I talk about healthy eating and then later in the day you see me smoking a cigarette?
Seeking beauty is one of the best way we try to quantify a thing. Initially when I started writing this piece I honestly felt that we need to look beyond the beauty and try to appreciate the inner essence of a thing. I still do. However, how do you recognize innate beauty? It is a very difficult task. Perhaps, someone who knows you from a long time does recognize you as a champ of so and so. What about a newbie who comes to the gym to join, for example?
Being beautiful is not only about looking good but also possessing a healthy physique. Although I still believe that being compassionate is more beautiful than possessing external beauty. However, external beauty does matter. Take me for example; right after 2009 when I got shredded for a photo-shoot my training intensity took a back seat. Why? I didn’t compete in any bodybuilding competitions. In other words, carrying low levels of body fat wasn’t necessary. Although I continued to eat healthy and exercise regularly, I was least concerned about aesthetics. I even now don’t bother about external beauty. However, flaunting a good physique feels good.
Now, I am training under Steve Atlas to learn some specific skills, and I am now forced to train intently with more commitment. His training has nudged me to be on my toes; thereby, cleaning my diet too. This in turn has brought great changes in my physique. Several of my gym clients have noticed the change, for they compliment me. Moreover, I am observing that a newbie who wants to join my gym keenly notices my physique. Perhaps, he feels more confident when he looks at a man who has a good physique. So, now I conclude that beauty sells and it sells big time. What do you say?