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Is a Revenge Body Worth it?

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Getting divorced can leave you devasted and heartbroken. Maybe you want your former spouse to feel the same pain you’ve had to go through. This could even lead you to pursue a revenge body, but is it worth it?

What is a Revenge Body?

A revenge body simply means you work out and eat healthily in an attempt to get into really great shape. The purpose of this is to get revenge on your ex by showing them what they are missing because of your new body.

The concept of a revenge body has become more and more popular in recent years. As social norms have changed, people have become more conscious of their health. Additionally, Khloe Kardashian popularized the term with her television show Revenge Body.

Should You Get a Revenge Body?

Turning your pain into motivation to change your life can be a positive thing, but it can also be your downfall. It all depends on your mindset and reasoning for doing so. If you want to get in shape because you know it will personally make you feel better, then great! Go for it.

However, if your sole reasoning for getting a great body is so your ex-spouse will be upset because your relationship is over, you should rethink your decision. Improving your self doesn’t just mean getting a better body; it also means having better mental health. By working on both your mental and physical health, you can set yourself up for success.

Do It for Yourself

When you get a “revenge body” to make your ex upset or jealous, you place your self-worth onto someone else. If they don’t react the way you expect them to, you won’t find the satisfaction that you were initially looking for. This makes it harder to stay motivated with your goals. Once that motivation is gone, you might revert to unhealthy habits and lose all of the progress you made.

If you want to start working out and getting in shape, let yourself be the motivating factor. Think about the benefits it will have on you, not others. Working out is great for you. It releases chemicals called endorphins into your mind that make you feel good. It also gets your mind off of the stress of your divorce.

Working on improving yourself mentally and physically, will do wonders for your recovery process. However, if you truly believe a revenge body is going to help you heal from your divorce, then try it out. But, be prepared for potential consequences.


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