Body confidence is an issue I think most of us battle with every single day (well for me it does) and today I’ve decided enough is enough. This post is going to be a rambly one so I apologise in advance.
From a young age I had always been slim, even going onto my teens I had the tiniest bit of podge around my stomach and thought I was ‘fat’. I hit 17 and started going out every weekend, then learnt how to drive and drove everywhere. You know how cool it was to go out every night in your car and sit in a random carpark and talk to other people in their cars!? Yep, I did that and most of those nights spent with a McDonald’s too. The pounds piled on and I couldn’t control it, I would constantly say every Monday “right that’s it I’m starting my diet today” and then give up half way through the week. I just love my food, simple as. I am now 24 years old, in a very committed and loving relationship, I’m a size 18 and I’m so happy I have someone who loves and supports me whatever I do.
My journey starting today is for me to learn how to love myself, something that I’ve really been struggling to do for the last few years, after all I have to put up with me for the rest of my life. Without being too cocky and confident, we should all love ourselves as our personality speaks way more than what we look like. We shouldn’t be comparing ourselves to all these women you see in magazines and online, it’s not a true reflection of what those women are. We shouldn’t be tearing each other down either, judging people or laughing at anyone, we should be building each other up. Compliment someone. After I get a few compliments on the same thing, I start to feel a lot happier about that thing, whether it be that my hair or make up looks nice or anything, I start to feel good about myself.
Body confidence doesn’t come from trying to achieve the perfect body, it comes from embracing the one you’ve already got. I will never be a small size and I can live with that, I used to dream that I would be, but my body isn’t built to be small. I have big boobs, a big bum and a big stomach and I’m okay with that. Don’t get me wrong I’d love a flat stomach but when I’m ready to, I’ll start making little changes to hopefully achieve that goal. But for now, this is me. I like cooked breakfasts, pizza and chips and I love eating salads and fruit, it’s all about balance and being healthy.
I read a quote not too long ago which was ‘everyday you spend at war with yourself over the way you look, is a day you could of spent actually living your life and being happy’ and I mean, how true is that!?! Let’s do what we want, wear what we want, eat what we want and let’s all be happy together! Cut all the negative people out of your life that bring you down and don’t say nice things, your life will honestly be so much better without those people.
So who’s with me!? Who’s ready to start loving every bit of their body? Who’s ready to take and give all compliments? This is us living our lives, being happy, positive and body confident 🙂 xo.