Body confidence is a huge subject in today’s world, and it is very controversial. I wanted to come on here and share my story and say that body confidence is very important no matter who you are.
It isn’t until recently I started to love my body and all of its flaws, it takes time. Some people aren’t blessed with the “perfect body”, I had to really work to get to where I am today and I still have a long ways to go on my journey. I’ve shared my story before on here but I still think it’s relevant to help people. It is a new year which means people are going to set “new years resolutions” that I promise most will only keep at it for a month or two. I have a blog I did this time last year touching on why it’s a bad idea to go down that path. But I wanted to share my story again for those who are serious about changing their lifestyles.
I used to be overweight, I am not exaggerating. I have always been physically active but my body just got used to it and it didn’t keep me thin at all. Partially it is the genes I got from my parents, and partially the unhealthy lifestyle I followed. Over the past few years i’ve been working out consistently and eating well, I’ve shed my unwanted fat but I can say that I am by no means “perfect”. I have the scars still from when I was overweight, I call them my tiger stripes instead of “stretch marks”, because it’s not as ugly sounding. I used to hate them so much, I couldn’t go to the gym in just a sports bra and leggings, I couldn’t wear a bikini in public, I always wore a one piece instead. I hated my body, I was ashamed even though I had no reason to be. I thought people would see my stretch marks and judge me, I thought that having a bit of chub was a bad and embarrassing thing. One day I realized no one really cares but me, no one is going to notice my stretch marks, and if they do who cares? I decided to wear a bikini to the pool and the beach instead of a one piece, I discovered if you believe you are confident for enough time you will eventually BE confident and you don’t have to pretend anymore. I am still not perfect, I still get bloated, have food babies after i eat, and yes I still have a little chub. But you know what? I am the only one that will notice my flaws, no one else cares. So, I workout in just a sports bra and leggings and I walk around like I don’t have any flaws.
So, what’s the key to being confident in your body? Love your body, and don’t care what others may or may not think of you. At the end of the day, you need to do whatever makes YOU feel happy and confident about yourself. Live for yourself and your health, not for anyone else.
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Have a wonderful day loves!!!! keep smiling.