Recently I was talking about being happy and confident with yourself and your body. In todays society we have this idea that we have to be in perfect shape, super skinny and toned up. Well as the picture below says, being skinny doesn't mean your healthy or in shape. Yes it is true that to much body fat is not good for you. But we need body fat. It is good to have a certain amount of muscle. But not so much as like a body builder would have. So I was talking about being happy and confident with your physical fitness. I personally do not have 6 pack abs. But as a guy I am not self conscious about someone seeing me with my shirt off if we are at the beach or something. I hope my students will gain confidence with themselves and their abilities in class and I hope that will transfer to other areas of their life. So let me re-phrase this. Can you do more situps now then when you started kickboxing? Can you last longer in class before taking a break then when you started? Can you do push ups now? If you are answering yes then you should be proud and happy and confident with your fitness and body image. Focus on the positives and all you have accomplished. How can you not be happy.