Spring has Sprung!
And so has bikini season…well not completely, but the thought of it is there. It seems that every year as soon as the weather gets a little warmer, the crazy diets and cardio workouts get amped for the upcoming summer bod. Unfortunately, with this comes a long string of beautiful girls hating their bodies..myself included. For the first time ever, last week I typed the words “how to love my body” into the google search bar. Which is the secret many of us would love to know, especially this time of year.
Now I am lucky enough to have the worlds most amazing man, who supports all my crazy eating patterns, workouts and strict schedules. But with that, he also loves me no matter what size I am, or if I skip a workout. He is the reason I continue on my healthy journey. He actually took me out last year before our big trip down south to buy my two really nice bathing suits that make me feel great. He helps me feel like the strong, beautiful and sexy woman, all women dream to feel.
Now my inspiration of this blog, is that my body is consuming my life. How much to eat, lift, run is taking over my brain. And as much as I LOVE the gym and planning my meals, I can sometimes take it to an extreme. Which is what lead me to google. As I searched through article after article, they all really discussed things I already knew, like get more sleep, do yoga, eat healthy. But that really wasn’t what I was looking for. Until I came across this article I’m Tired of Girls Hating their bodies. And I thought, Yea, me too!
“Skinny is this thing you’re supposed to strive for, and then complain about once you achieve it. The skinny girls think they aren’t real women if they don’t have sexy curves, while the bigger girls feel like they have to hide their fat and cellulite. If you’re skinny, you’re not allowed to complain about your body; any complaint is met with a “Shut up, you’re so skinny!” as if your weight invalidates your ability to be self-conscious.”
Our society is actually so sad. Why are we all so fixated on looking good? Why don’t we just eat healthy and do what makes us happy, to feel good, not look good? You would think by 24 I would have learned better and grew out of this immaturity, but no. Body insecurities still exist. So here are my goals for the next few weeks before I head off to Florida for vacation (I know..life is rough!)
1. Do exercises that make me happy (including running, yoga, weight lifting)
2. Wear clothes that compliment my body shape
3. Treat myself – non food related
4. Remind myself of one thing everyday that makes me special
How do those sound? Does anyone want to jump on the body loving band wagon with me? Maybe we could create a contagious body loving team of people that is so encouraging that EVERY woman would start to love everything about themselves, inside and out.
So friends, Happy Spring, Happy body loving, AND HAPPY CHAMPAGNE BIRTHDAY TO ME. Yes 24 on the 24th.
You can find the article I was talking about here: http://hellogiggles.com/im-tired-girls-hating-bodies