Hey my loves,
Lately I’ve been wondering, why do I try so hard to be something I’m not? I’ve been feeling extremely self conscious of my forever changing weight. It goes up so quickly. I just have to look at a cake and I gain a stone. Now I know I don’t help myself exactly. I binge eat and I love a takeaway. No one ever said how hard dieting is when you just love food. Don’t get me wrong I do exercise though, I do the 3 minute belly blitz every other day. No matter how hard I try,I just can’t shift this weight.
That’s not what this post is about though, this post is about how I no longer conform to beauty standards. This means I’m no longer going to try to be something I’m not. Don’t worry this isn’t going to be a dull, negative post. It’s actually quite a positive one. I’m on a journey of self love and acceptance. No I’m not my dream size 8 but I’m a comfortable size 14 – 16. Yes I have my flaws but that’s what makes us ‘us’.
Whenever I take a selfie I always wish I could look like an Instagram model with chiselled cheeks and a perfect pout. That’s not me though, that’s not how I look and to be honest I’m beginning to be okay with that. Yes they are absolutely gorgeous but I bet you anything they even have flaws they don’t like. We all do. That’s just life. We are all gorgeous and perfect in our own way. One thing we should never do, despite temptation is to compare ourselves to others.
I want you to do one thing, I was taught this in college. Everyday just look in the mirror for a minute and name one thing you like about yourself. Do this everyday. Life isn’t about trying to be something you’re not but working on yourself for you and learning to love yourself for who you are.
I’m beginning to accept who I am and learning to love myself. Self love is key. Hopefully you found this helpful.