Learning to Love My Body- A Snipet of My Journey to Self Love
I will be the first to admit that learning to love my body was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life. I grew up my whole life hating my body. I remember when I was just a little girl, staring into the mirror and being sad about the tummy I had. Going through elementary school, I was called mean names like “whale” or “fatty”. As we grew up, my peers learned words that were more hateful and hurtful. Instead of my elementary nickname of whale, kids started calling me a whore or things much worse. In school, I didn’t understand how valuable I was. I was comparing myself to others and thinking that just because I looked and thought differently, that I wasn’t good enough. When I was anorexic, I was neither healthy nor happy.
I was living for what I thought I was supposed to look like. Now, I’m living to love myself. I will never be a girl who weighs under 180 pounds with thin thighs or without a double chin. I was not built that way and I refuse to apologize for that. A journey to body positivity doesn’t have a final stop. It’s a struggle that you fight daily; some days, you’ll win the war without a bat of an eyelash. Other days, you’re going to have to fight really hard. One thing that I still struggle with is my double chin. For the longest time I wanted to get surgery to remove it.
But, I was built to look like this. I was created to have a double chin. And with or without a double chin I’m DAMN FINE. If you don’t agree it’s not my problem 🤷🏻♀️I’m learning to love all of imperfections, because I am a human being. I was not created to be a perfect little thing to look at. I take up space and that’s the way I like it 💪🏻Your journey to self love isn’t going to be easy babe. It’s going to be a tough fight. But I know you’re strong enough and I know that learning to love yourself will be well worth the struggle ❤ XOXO