Being body positive doesn’t mean I love every single bump or curve on my body. It means I’m making the choice to realize that this is my body now and I will not be cruel to it nor my mental state.
It is understanding that health comes first but that gaining 5,10,20 etc lbs won’t take away my zest for life, my smile or my ability to dress my ass off.
Being body positive does not mean that I wake up every morning thinking I’m a bad b*t h but it DOES mean I wake up every morning thankful that even with cellulite or chafing that my health is very much still intact.
All of us are beautiful as all heck. If you’re a size 20 and choose to show your beautiful waist off in a crop top then so be it. If you are a size 0 and show off your beautiful waist in a crop top then so be it. Yes, health comes first. Yes I get sad when I see some of my fellow double sized women whose biometric screenings would cause alarm, think that as long as they are confident about their outer appearance that they can continue on being unhealthy. I also get very sad when I see single digit sized women thinking because they are skinny or thin that they are healthy. Let’s forget the outer shell and pay attention please to our health. Get your cholesterol checked, get your blood sugar looked at, know your numbers and live to be the best you. It truly is what is INSIDE that matters.
And it’s not only personality.
Protect your organs. Protect your health.
Let’s be honest- I had a moment today. I saw a pic of me from a recent event and gasped at the size of my arms! But I flipped the script on my own self and reminded myself that all the Comeau and Bertrand women tend to get them. So instead of being a flaw, I see it as a legacy.
Last but not least, please remember that getting skinny will not make you happy. You have to be truly happy with yourself prior to all the body changes or you won’t be truly happy after. I was 151lbs in 2015. I’m 192.2lbs now. And my happiness hasn’t wavered. In fact, I’m currently truly living my very best life.
What does being body positive mean to you?