Today’s post comes out of necessity for me to get something off of my chest. There is so much talk in the media about what it means to be skinny and even a definition of “fat.” We are seeing “fat shaming” and now, “skinny shaming” left and right – wherever we turn. So, when should we be happy with the body we have? Once we are happy, do we stop trying to make it better?
The truth of the matter is, you have to be happy in the skin you are in at the moment to make any improvements in the future. As most of you know, I had a baby 10.5 months ago and my auto-immune disease has spiraled out of control since then. I’m in a good place as far as my body goes (at least I think so), but I’m not that super teeny size I used to be. Guess what – I don’t care! I’m happy with the effort that I have been putting in, the way I have been eating. and can honestly say that I am getting stronger each day – physically and mentally. I fit in most of my clothes (with the exception of those super tiny ones) and I have found the balance that I need to ensure I am taking care of my family while also taking care of myself.
(I was that person… I used to laugh at the people that said I didn’t understand what it was like to have a kid, when I didn’t have one, but now I understand! Especially at this age, there is very little time to yourself and it’s a triumph if you actually cook something to eat and GET to eat it!)
So… does that mean that I won’t work hard to get myself to the next level? Absolutely not! Life is a constant state of change and why not change for the better? I am a real woman, a real mother, a real wife and a real member of society. My life has to reflect that. Your life should reflect the person you are and the person you want to be – not reflect what you do or don’t see in the mirror. That will come.
Understand that YOU are constantly evolving. Love the process. Love each and every step.