Cut yourself from the pressure to be perfect.
In today’s society, girls my age suffer from fighting the constant battle of our insecurities and flaws. If you know me well, you probably know that I workout almost everyday and eat fairly a balanced diet. I joined a fitness program called Fitness Body Guides by Anna Victoria that actually created a huge impact in my life. But today, I am not here to tell “brag” or inform you how I am super “fit” and make great lifestyle choices, because I don’t.
Today I am here to talk about loving your body. We are so over exposed to the media and to other women with the perfect body and perfect curves. The real question is, what really is the perfect body? Big chest, tiny waist, curvy hips? This sounds about right for the perfect equation of a perfect body. No, that is incorrect. It has actually taken me quite a long time to accept the fact that I am very comfortable under my own skin. Looking back at pictures from high school/grade school and I remember thinking THEN that I still didn’t like the way I looked. Didn’t like how big my thighs were from playing volleyball for around six years of my life or that my waist wasn’t tiny enough to proportion out to my body.
After reading many articles and creating a fitness account just last year, it truly is amazing seeing the transformation of others and myself over the years. I made the lifestyle decision to become more active and eat somewhat healthier. Not because of physical looks but because it was a lifestyle choice that I decided to start now rather than later on in my life. I can honestly tell the difference in energy to my day when I do choose the fruit over the chips or to take a walk instead of the bus. But there are days where I still look in the mirror and constantly think that I don’t appear a certain way I would like to. As I am writing this, I begin to realize that I make myself sound and seem crazy. (Don’t worry, I have never done anything to myself that I know would put myself in harm)
Many of you may feel the same at times too. Today I am here to tell you that you are beautiful in your own skin. God made you the way you are because you are unique and you are beautiful in his eyes. The amount you weigh or the size of your jeans is but a number. Strong is the new skinny, and I do not just mean physically strong but mentally. You have got thick skin girls, mama taught you the right way. The right way is that you are beautiful. Stop comparing yourselves to others or what you don’t look like. Focus on becoming strong and not skinny. Be the best version of yourself that you can possibly be.
STAY BEAUTIFUL, FASHION LOVERS
xoxo — Bree
P.S. follow my fitness account if you want to follow along on how I focus on being strong and not skinny @fitness_bree