I’ve come to realize that some people still don’t understand the whole body positive concept. They just figure it’s about fat people trying to justify their big bodies and excusing themselves from exercise or laying off the chocolates and chips.
They’re wrong! Body positivity is for anyone who is uncomfortable with or dislikes what they see when they look in the mirror. It’s meant to teach everyone that they are worthy of love, respect, support and understanding. It’s for people who are fat or skinny, black or white, male, female, transgender, transsexual, homosexual or heterosexual, religious or non-believers, for the young, old or anyone in between. If you are having trouble accepting and embracing the person you are, then you can benefit from the body positive movement.
Surround yourself with people who love you for who you are on the inside, not for what you look like. They are the ones who will stick with you through thick or thin. Find people on social media who you can relate to, who have gone through similar experiences, but also keep in mind you are on your own journey and everyone’s journey is unique so no comparing yourself to others.
Loving yourself probably won’t come easy. There will be many bumps in the road. There will be people who have vile and mean-spirited things to say. That is not about you. Those types of comments speak more about the mouth they are coming from. These people are afraid of facing their own faults and short comings so they spread negativity thinking it will help themselves feel better. Don’t let them take you down their dark hole. Do whatever you need to, to feel good about you. I guarantee that whatever you have to do to experience self-love will be worth the effort.
Self-love and body positivity is about being proud of the person you are, the things you do or say, the life you live, the environment you create around yourself and the interactions and relationships you build with the people you love.
I wish you well with whatever path you’re on. Always feel free to comment or question me. My self-love journey is certainly not over. Every day is a struggle but I believe I am worth the fight and so are you so never give up or give in. You’ve got this!