WE NEED TO TALK!
I saw this picture today, and is SCREAMED at me! I am doing some work on myself to help with my body image issues. I just started working with Dr Macayla Sarno, and this program feels like it may finally be “the thing” that is going to help me get past this. I believe in unconditional self love. Heck, I PREACH it CONSTANTLY! I refuse to let my friends, students, clients, customers, etc call themselves demeaning names! But when it comes to myself, even after all the progress I have achieved, I still see an unhealthy, unfit, nearly 300# woman in my mirror. And I am not going to lie, it is sometimes hard to be nice to her.
There has been a lot of Body Shaming talk going around lately. Like that dippy broad who thinks she is a comedian that thought her ABOVE AND BEYOND RUDE way of approaching “fat people” was going to make them suddenly realize that they are fat and have lose weight and take care of themselves! Because we all know it is “All about the Twinkie!” RIGHT? 😛
And the chubby women who see the naturally thin women who if you asked them, would likely say, “I can’t gain weight. I have nutritional deficiencies. OR I can’t build enough muscle to protect my bones to save my life!” But we judge what we don’t know, so we tell them to, “Go Eat A Sandwich!”
I admit it, I have done this one. It is in all honesty, PURE JEALOUSY that I have never been able to get and stay thin in my entire life!
And don’t get me wrong, at this moment, I am not fat shaming myself, because I am finally “getting it”! Sure, I am a little “fluffier” than I would like to be right now, but I am fit, and I am happy, and I am healthier than I have ever been in my life! Did I ever tell you that at 14 years old, I went to a Free Cholesterol Screening with my Mom, and mine was exactly 200?!?
Back to my point!
We need to get past this body shaming! Of each other, yes! But even more importantly, of OURSELVES! You are the only person you live with 24 hours a day! You NEED to be your biggest cheerleader! Being the hateful, negative voice in your head, blocks you from allowing love, positivity, and sharing that you would otherwise do freely, if only you could see all the beauty that your insides leak out onto your outsides! That is what other people see!
They don’t see the muffin top. They don’t see the jiggly thighs. They don’t see the loose skin, stretch marks, or scars left over from a life of fighting hard to be your best you!
So stop telling yourself lies! Stop being mean to the person that you should love the most! This is the body you were given. Take as good of care of it as you can. Flaws and all! It is the differences that make us unique. It is the differences that make you YOU!
Be your best friend!
MAKE today GREAT!!!
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