With reality television star Khloe Kardashian’s show Revenge Body and the media praising celebrities that get in shape after a break up, getting a revenge body is more popular than ever.
Getting revenge on your ex is not a new concept. A break up can be painful and hard to move on from, especially if you were married. This can lead to people trying to find a way to spite their ex in an attempt to feel better.
However, getting a revenge body might not be the healthiest way to cope after a divorce. The Law Offices of Jonny Kousa, P.L. explain the complications of getting a revenge body and more below.
What is a Revenge Body?
When someone gets a revenge body, they channel all of their emotions from a break up into becoming more attractive. The purpose of this is to get a “hot” body that will make their ex regret their decision to break up or want to get back together.
People who want a revenge body may:
Begin to work out more than normal
Restrict their calories
Get cosmetic surgery
Should You Get a Revenge Body?
Doing something just because it will upset your ex should not be the motivating factor for changing your appearance. There is nothing wrong with wanting to get in shape. However, your reasons for living a healthier lifestyle should be because you want to, not because you want to get back at your ex.
When you focus on the frustration and anger you feel, you don’t allow yourself the chance to move on. You spend all of your time and energy into getting revenge and changing for your ex’s benefit. Then what? What did you accomplish? You might feel vindicated for a moment, but has your life improved in any way? Do you feel like you’ve moved on? These are all critical questions you should ask yourself when you think about wanting a revenge body.
It may also be a good idea to rethink wanting a revenge body because you think your ex will want to get back together. Feeling the need to change because it might make your ex want you more shouldn’t be your motivating factor for improving your appearance. A revenge body reinforces the idea that you are only worthy if you are attractive. This can lead to basing your self-worth on your appearance, which is never healthy to do. For a recently divorced person, this can be detrimental to their mental health, especially if they were already feeling insecure and vulnerable.
Although it might be tempting to get a revenge body, the results are not entirely worth it. If you are trying to become healthier for yourself, then go for it, but don’t let your ex be the reason you change yourself. Focus on moving on, and you will be much happier in the end.
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