I know sometimes it might seem like I am talking out of my ass, but truth be told, I am speaking from a place of understanding. Truly. As I have mentioned before, I have never been happy with my body, thick or thin, but when I grew into a plus size, a side effect of emotional eating, I hit bottom. Between depression and feeling too lethargic to move, I knew I had to do something to swing back into feeling what is my version of normal, so I did the unthinkable, I tried on an outfit of self-love.
I did this thirty day exercise twice, but to no avail, then this summer, I started it once more, and as I shared my experiences and the actual experience through video and blogging, I found that it was sinking in. When I received feedback and encouragement to continue the vlogs, I finally accepted the fact that this is an issue with a lot of people. I guess to be dramatic, I tried to convince myself that I was the only one on the planet with this issue, even though I know that isn’t true.
When I began the body positivity vlog/blog, it too began to sink in. I started trying harder to see me in a better light and to see me in a positive manner. When I mentioned that it is okay to change how you look, I didn’t mean you’re not perfect the way you, because you are. You’re alive, you’re breathing, you’re experiencing life, that’s a blessing in itself. What I did mean is that if you want to lose or gain weight, yes, gaining is a thing, then do it, but don’t do it, because you hate your body, do it from a mindset of self-love.
As a plus size girl, the emotional eating came from not loving my body. It came from not appreciating who I am and the body I live in. Self-love and body positivity isn’t about achieving societies perfect body, it’s about loving the one you’re in. Pretty sure I can’t stress that anymore than I already have, so keep moving forward. Believe in yourself and celebrate your successes…everyday.
Take care of you….