Have you realised that #summerbodyready season has just finished and you already have to get #thelittleblackdressbodyready? Have you had a moment when you looked in a mirror and you thought your body was simply not ready for anything?
I think we all had that moment at least once in our life, some of us have it several times a week, and some even every day. Did you know that 91% of women and about 40% of men are not satisfied with their bodies?
The pressure of society and media is so big that it makes us believe that our bodies are never perfect. I must admit I get those moments when I feel like this and that could and should look better. However, it is important to be able to snap ourselves out of it for several reasons.
- We pretty much got our body to look the way it is right now.
- If you do not love your body now you cannot change it and trust me, losing weight will not help you to love yourself more.
- There is always someone listening. If you do negative self-talk your children will pick up on it.
- Skinny does not mean healthy. Health is not determined by a clothes size or by a number on your scale.
I am 100% for being healthy and physically active, but that does not equal having peachy but and being size 6. It is time to embrace your body, be grateful for your able body and if you want to change anything, do it for the right reason. Embrace your body and take care of your body, it is the only place you have to live in. Do not abuse your body just for the sake of being able to post a before and after weight loss photo.
We should think positively about our bodies. Body Positive Movement is a movement that encourages people to adopt more forgiving and affirming attitudes towards their bodies, with the goal of improving overall health and well-being. And that is something we have to remember – our goal should be improvement of our overall health and well-being.