Celebrity Trainer Holly Perkins Says Women Should
Look Great To Please Themselves, Not Others
• Because looking good makes you feel good. That’s especially true when you’re trying to look good to please yourself and not others, Perkins says. “There’s this sense of empowerment when you exercise, eat a healthier diet and lose weight because it’s what you want and not because of peer pressure or societal pressures,” she says.
Self-esteem rises when you improve your image on your terms, she says, and as a result “looking gorgeous never felt better.”
• Because the science says so. Research shows that stress can keep you from losing weight and might even cause you to add pounds. Even if you eat well and exercise, an excessive amount of stress can counteract all your efforts. That’s why meshing fitness and wellness works so well, Perkins says.
“Stress reduction and relaxation can significantly improve weight loss,” she says. “That allows you to look and feel your absolute best.”
• Because while improving your look, you also become healthier. You will feel amazing not just because of elevated self-esteem, but because your body really is functioning better because of the diet and exercise, Perkins says. Your energy level will rise and “you will feel ready for anything,” she says.
“You can look awesome and you can feel happy at the same time,” Perkins says. “It’s all about letting your true self shine.”