For any girl who has ever been uncomfortable in her own skin:
Over the past few months, I have been focusing on exercise and eating well. I have become acutely aware of how insecure I am and how uncomfortable I am in my skin.
This bothers me for a few reasons but the biggest one is I should never be uncomfortable in my own body. It is mine and I live in it.
Now to all the girls that are uninterested in ever changing their bodies because they’re already confident in themselves, that’s great. I am talking about the girls who are uncomfortable but do nothing about it.
I am uncomfortable because I am overweight. The BMI charts deem me overweight and considering the height to weight ratio, I am.
Granted, it’s only by about ten pounds. But why at twenty years old am I overweight? Why is this even something I need to be concerned about?
You know when you’re uncomfortable or unsure about something you usually try to run the other direction from that thing?
Let’s say you’re uncomfortable in the neighborhood you live in, and you don’t quite like your house. So, a couple of nights a week you stay the night somewhere else, do your laundry at a friend’s or go hang out at different places to spend a minimal amount of time there.
You may be uncomfortable in your body but there is no escape from it. You can’t take a break and leave it for a little while. You can’t check it at the door for a little while so you don’t have to look at it or think about it. We carry our bodies around every day, all day. There is no hiding it from yourself or avoiding it. We live in them.
Therefore, if we’re uncomfortable, we’re miserable. I am miserable. I am miserable in my own body.
This week I am starting a new food regimen (I don’t use the word diet because I think diets are stupid) and I will work out even more than I already do to reach an important goal of mine.
I think it is unacceptable to not be happy in the body that God has given me. I want to be the best that I can be in all aspects of my life, why would I exclude my health?
I know some of you obviously may not struggle with weight or even looks in general. But as a female, I KNOW we pick ourselves apart daily and I hate that.
Some things, such as my health, is completely my fault and my responsibility. But I know some things about ourselves that make us uncomfortable may not be our faults or the seeds may have been planted by someone else.
You may hate being shy, or dislike that you walk pigeon-toed, I may be that your eyelashes are short or that you think you’re too tall.
My ultimate goal is to be 100% comfortable in my skin.
I want that to be everyone’s goal. Why would you want to constantly be miserable in and with your own body?
So, if the problem that you think you have is fixable, fix it.
If it is not, its okay, just accept it and think of it as something that makes you stick out from the crowd in a good way. Use it as a uniqueness.
Even if you are trying to fix something as I am, pray daily that you accept your body for what it is and what it could be.
I might start this plan and gain eighty pounds. Either way, the end game is to love my body.
So, positive results or not, strive to love yourself and to be comfortable in your own body Click To Tweet.
You only get one, so love it!
I pray for all of you and the insecurities that we face daily and I pray for a peace over all of them.
Have a good week lovelies.