The other day, I was walking down the street and saw a gym advertisement proclaiming: “Look good naked.”
As someone who has a line of fitness programs, I spend a lot of time thinking about messaging – and how I want to market my programs. I’ve made the personal decision not to pedal my programs based on fears or insecurities. Even my “six pack program” is positioned on the benefits of a strong core rather than aesthetics. All of us have enough insecurities; I don’t need to market my products in a way that feeds them.
Perhaps for these reasons, the concept of looking good naked stuck with me. What does looking good naked even mean?
I look good naked. And it’s not because my body is shaped a certain way, because I have a narrow waist or large pecs. I look good naked because we all do.
In a world that tells us otherwise, remember that each of us has the power to define what looking good or being beautiful really means. Discovering your own definition of beauty means taking cues not from the society around us but the heart within you. Looking good naked isn’t about a flat belly or a tight ass. It’s about recognizing your own value and honoring all that you bring to the table. And, as it turns out, you bring a lot to the table. We all do.
You don’t need a gym membership to look good naked. You don’t need to be a certain size or to lose weight. You are beautiful because it’s your birthright. And if you could – even for a moment – see yourself the way the universe, God, or your soul (or whatever label you use) sees you, you’d absolutely agree.
You look good naked.