To the Girls Who Keep Saying They Wish Their Bodies Were Better
I’ve kept quiet for awhile, because it’s not my place to say whether or not someone’s goals are unhealthy or unrealistic. Everybody should dream, and in the end learn on their own whether their goals were attainable or worth it. It’s THEIR journey, not mine.
But lately my dashboard has been filling up with these girl’s weight loss blogs answering people’s questions and compliments saying “Thank you so much! But I really don’t look that great.” “Thank you! But I wouldn’t want to switch bodies…I wouldn’t subject someone to this body” and my personal favorite, in response to “Your body is amazing!” was a girl that said “Thank you, but it really isn’t.”
Are you fucking kidding me?
Just in the time that it took my to type that out, I have inhaled and exhaled numerous times, my heart has been pumping blood and oxygen to and from my organs, I have blinked, I have swallowed, my body has stayed at a constant temperature, my brain has been solving problems and planning out my day, my stomach and intestines are digesting my breakfast, and believe me, the list goes on. All of that happens for me all day, everyday, without me thinking about it.
Later on today, I’m going to go to the gym and work out on the elliptical before I do some resistance training. I will focus on my form and my breathing while counting the reps in my head, and guess what, my body is making it possible for me to do that.
I understand that we have goals for our bodies, and that some people want that Victoria’s Secret flawless look, I get it, and go for it! But don’t for one second deny your body of its fucking glory. You can deny you of yours all you want (which is another post altogether), but your body is working its ass off for you.
It’s one of those days where I wonder what I’m going to do. Am I pining for freedom? Happiness? Beauty? Money? Attention? Love? Do I need to focus on staying in the moment? Facing past fear? Facing past pain? Moving forward? Breathing?
How does anyone know when to do anything, and how to we figure it all out?