Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Many people suffer from body image problems. Too fat? Too Skinny? Too muscular? Blahhh no ones perfect. Pressures come from many people throughout our lives. It takes time to become comfortable with who you are. Even I've struggled with body image issues. I cannot tell you over the years how much I have gotten bashed for what I've looked like and the lifestyle I lead. Even today.. I got the "Ohh there's that girl that works at the gym, God she looks like a guy." Really...?! I'm not deaf... OR...."You have a nice face...BUT YOUR body?! I can't be with you I need someone who's a lot more softer..." People can bash others for their own insecurities BUT you just have to sort of brush it off...Because this is me and this is what I do and if you don't like it then that's your problem. People are so quick to judge based on other peoples appearances. "Oh well she's so muscular, she must be a dyke." or "She's SUPER tan & wears heavy makeup she must be super easy or a total bitchface."
Body Image problems can stem from all different issues. If you don't like what you see staring back at you in the mirror..Your not alone. Taking iniciative and being proactive for yourself in the present will only help you succeed in your future.
Try exercising-maybe with a friend at first or even a personal trainer, or try out an exercise class -there are many benefits to exercise, from improving energy levels to self esteem..
Eating healthy and making smart choices is extremely rewarding and will pay off. Good nutrition benefits your whole body in so many ways.
Being healthy and active and most of all staying true to yourself is extremely essential.
Focus on circumference and inches rather than the weight the scale reads. I weigh 150 pounds...some days..154 pounds..some days 148..Who honestly cares about weight...Muscle and fat have entirely different weight-to-circumference ratios...Except yourself for who you are. Self acceptance comes with time, definitely. BUT remember..no matter how corny this sounds it's very true- You're beautiful inside and out!! LOL
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson