March 27, 2017

Body Image Pt 2

Beauty shouldn’t be about changing yourself to achieve an ideal or be more socially acceptable. Real beauty, the interesting, truly pleasing kind, is about honoring the beauty within you and without you. It’s about knowing that someone else’s definition of pretty has no hold over you. ~ Golda Poretsky

A while back I talked about insecurities and how they affect us.

Body image is important to all of us, we all want to feel and look good. But often time we focus on what we’re not instead of paying attention to the beautiful person we are. Instead of looking at what’s wrong with you, find all the good qualities and appreciate them. They are what makes you beautiful.

Not because you’re not thin doesn’t mean you’re fat.

Not because you have freckles doesn’t mean you should hide them because you don’t think they’re cute

So many teens are struggling with low self-esteem because they think a positive/healthy body image is what they see on TV.

Implants and injections.

17 year old looking like they’re 27.

Flat tummy, fat ass and big breast. Long hair, flawless skin and waist train.

But it’s not just teens, as adults, some people are suffering from low self esteem because they don’t feel confident about their bodies and the way they look.

The often compare themselves to others, not realizing they’re overlooking all the great things about themselves.

I’m not saying it’s easy, self-esteem is something we work on daily especially when we live in a world that tell us that after giving birth, a woman should get her “sexy” back.

There’s nothing wrong with women who work out because they want to get their “sexy” back after having a baby, but there’s also nothing wrong with women who don’t.

THEY ARE ALL BEAUTIFUL IN THEIR OWN WAYS.  

Don’t let anyone tell you, you aren’t beautiful because YOU ARE!

Don’t change because you want to make others happy, change because you want to make yourself happy.

Go to the gym because it’s something you want to do, not because you’re trying to look like someone else.

If you want to lose weight, do it because you want to be healthy not skinny like someone else.
Don’t aim for flawless skin, aim for healthy skin and in return you will feel flawless.

Real beauty isn’t about symmetry or weight or makeup; it’s about looking life right in the face and seeing all its magnificence reflected in your own. ~ Valerie Monroe

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