I’m all for girl power! My whole entire team is based around loving ourselves, and building each other up instead of bringing each other down!

“Empowered women empower women.”

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I truly believe that health and beauty don’t have a shape or size. I truly believe someone skinny can be unhealthy, and someone who’s considered overweight can be healthy. You never know what is going on behind closed doors, so you can’t judge from outward appearances.

My issue with the movement is when we start to bash skinny and fit women – or even women who are overweight and would like to get in shape, healthy, or lose a few lbs. If you don’t think that fit-shaming or skinny-shaming is an issue, think again. Telling someone to “eat a burger” is the same as telling someone not to eat a burger.

It’s all shaming.

I was recently told that “I looked better before I lost weight. I looked “healthier” with a little meat on my bones. As stated before, healthy does not have a look.

These comments aren’t something I haven’t seen before. When you start to work on bettering yourself, all of a sudden people come out of the woodwork with their opinions. They think it’s okay to bash women for being skinny or fit. I’m not saying everyone is like this, but a large portion of people are.

Even before I started to work on my health, I was so scared of being judged. I knew people would say things like, “You’re not even fat, why are you trying to lose weight?” “C’mon one bad meal won’t hurt you!” BLAH BLAH BLAH

While I don’t let these opinions or judgments get to me anymore, it’s really annoying to deal with.

There’s such a misconception of what “healthy” is. Some people don’t just want to lose weight to feel good at the beach, some of us just want to feed our body good things because of the way it makes us feel! Nobody should have to feel bad about that.

All I’m saying is that you can be body positive while wanting more for yourself. You can be body positive and still look in the mirror and want changes. It is possible to love yourself and be comfortable in your own skin, but still want to make positive changes!

Love yourself, and let others love themselves.
And like my mother always said, “If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything.”

 

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4 Comments

meganteee · June 20, 2017 at 12:50 am

I agree with this post whole-heartedly! Healthy is not defined by a certain body type, negative comments on your body size (skinny or large) are shaming, and at the end of the day loving yourself is all that matters… Great post!

meganteee · June 20, 2017 at 12:51 am

Reblogged this on The Chronicles of Megan.

Monique · June 21, 2017 at 3:36 am

Great discussion topic. Keep up the honesty!

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