Every true human being who specializes in the body and it's optimization knows that it starts with the mind. The body follows the mind. An unfit mental scape will always produce a flawed physical representation. Even when a person seems healthy and fit but is suffering from psychological trauma, the body will eventually manifest it. This is why it is important to feed the mind nourishing, effervescent material which will compliment your exercise regiment. There is nothing wrong with telling yourself the wonderful characteristics about yourself, even in the mirror. This falls far short of narcissism and helps the body receive the care and develop to its full potential also. Read good material and play "mind games" like Scrabble and Chess every once in a while. Remember, how you think is definitely how you ARE, so take care of the think tank too!