On Body Image


I don't bring up body image enough. That needs to change. As someone who's never had that "socially acceptable" body, and has always felt the pressure to be a certain way, it's something I want to be more open about.

I've been really down about my own body image lately. I've scrapped photos for posts and stuck to baggy layers. I've avoided mirrors. Facebook recommended someone I went to school with, and all I could think about for hours was this person making fun of my weight in the eighth grade. This was so long ago, but it's not always easy to get out of that mindset when you're already there. I like to think I've really come to like and appreciate my body for what it is. However, like we all do, I fall into a funk. Is my weight why this blog isn't more successful? Is it why I couldn't get that job three years ago? Is it why I have no social life? All of these questions are ridiculous. All of these questions have been floating around for the last couple of weeks.

So this is a reminder to myself, and to anyone else. Our bodies are good. Treat them well. The "ideal" body type doesn't actually exist. Your body is your body, and it's good.

I honestly couldn't think of a visual to properly convey this thought process. Tomorrow will be much more fun and upbeat, I promise.


6 comments:

  1. Amen. Amen. AMEN. The ideal body type DOES NOT EXIST (can't help saying that phrase like Cady Heron in Mean Girls..!? "The limit does not exist!") .

    Ain't nothing wrong with being downbeat sometimes. Reflecting on shit is paramount to the happy times, too!

    xx lacoconoire.com

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  2. Oh honey! :( I really feel you. I guess in the end, every woman kinda feels like this sometimes. And then there is always this question, am I good enough? But you're doing great stuff here on your blog and you should really feel comfortable just as you are! Don't let anyone tell you something different. :)

    xxx Bianca
    http://baltisoul.com

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    1. Thanks so much Bianca, really. I hope you have a wonderful day.

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  3. This post is short but says so much. I totally agree with you. Whatever your body type/shape be proud! :)

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