LOVE YOUR BODY BETTER: BODY POSITIVITY BLOGS12:13:00
It´s been over a month since I posted my first Love your Body better post and I am still so happy about you guys´ feedback on it. I have since then tried to just be nicer to my body, which obviously meant trying to eat better foods and actually going to the gym more (while still indulging because I am not about that restricted life), but I think the most important of this entire process was to actually accept my body the way it is and loving it fully.
I have tried not to say bad things about my appearance anymore and I can´t believe how much better I feel through just this change in mindset. I used to look at myself and call my rolls disgusting, labelled myself as not good enough and I often was close to crying in changing rooms, when I had to see my body. I think girls are so wound up in worrying about our looks and never being satisfied with them, so used to only using negative adjectives, when we talk about ourselves that we do not notice how bad this constant negative mindset makes us feel. I feel like the actual problem is not how we really look, but how we work with what we got and the constant dissatisfaction with our looks and bodies. We constantly talk about how unhappy we are with ourselves with our friends and getting yourself down is definitely more accepted than saying you think you look good. Remember that scene from Mean Girls where they all say how much they hate themselves? Even though that was meant to be funny, that´s honestly how most girly conversations go! We really should change that, because honestly it makes you feel so shit to be like that. Other people (except for fuckboys in school days) have never really told me, that I should change the way I look, I did!
I started to look at my body and say nice things and it has made me so much happier. Right after I started this series, we managed to drop our shower curtain and (THE HORROR) I had to look at myself in the mirror while showering. Usually I would bitch about my little buldge and my love handles, but that morning I just thought: honestly my tummy is cute as hell and my butt looks great. In my most challenging gym class full of really fit, toned people (I mean damn,some of them have six packs!) I managed to look in the mirror and look at my thighs and instead of thinking "Oh man I am so much bigger than these girls" I thought "These little fatties and I can manage an entire class in here and we are doing fucking great!".
Obviously it will take a while to get rid of these patterns of thinking, but just try not to say anything mean about yourself for an entire day. Then try doing it for two or three days, even a week. Changing the way you look should always come from a place of self love, not from outside pressure or hating your body. It has helped me immensely to start reading blogs that focus on Body Positivity instead of self hate and I thought I would share three of my favourites with you today. A click on the pictures should get you straight to their blogs or Youtube channels. Let me know how being nicer to yourself is going and share your favourite blogs in the comments if you want to!