There’s a lot of body positivity and “screw the scale” going around on social media these days which trust me; I’m 100% all for.
I agree whole heartedly you should love the shit out of your body no matter WHAT it looks like, there’s no ideal body, and everyone has their own unique shape, size, and weight that works for them and that is healthy to them.
A healthy body is subjective and is different depending on who you are. There is no cookie cutter shape, and sometimes your “goal body” is not attainable for your specific body type.
That being said there is also nothing wrong with wanting to change things about your body, and there should be no shame in wanting to better yourself for aesthetic or health purposes.
Take what you see and read on social media with a grain of salt.
You shouldn’t feel shame or bad about wanting to improve your health or body. Just because you want to change your body doesn’t mean you don’t love it.
In fact something I’ve learned is I want to change my body because I love it. I want to be the healthiest version of myself I can be. I want to live a long healthy life and in turn teach Ainsley healthy eating habits and stay active with her.
You don’t have to be happy with where you are, it’s okay to have health and fitness goals. Wanting to be better is not “hating yourself” or “shaming” or body, as long as you are in a stable and healthy mindset and want to change for the correct reasons.
In saying that, I think it’s also very important to love yourself at every stage. You don’t have to be happy with the way your body looks right this moment, you can want to change things. But you need to appreciate what your body does for you and treat it well.
Fuelling yourself with good food, staying active, and appreciating your body will get you where you want to be.
But in your journey to change don’t lose yourself.
Still do things you enjoy, don’t give up activities, friends, or family, for the gym.
Treat yourself to foods you love even if they aren’t the “best.”
Living a healthy lifestyle is a journey, it’s not an “8 week fix” or a crash diet. It takes time and effort both physically and mentally. Balance is hard, it doesn’t come naturally and requires trying and failing (and then trying again!)
Finding your healthy is what’s important, and everyones “healthy” looks different. Get your mind and body to somewhere you feel the best and are content with. But don’t sacrifice other aspects of your life.
Dont swing too far to one side of the spectrum. Love yourself, but be healthy. People want you around for a long time!