i want to know WHO the jerk is who invented negative body images because i’m going to kick his fanny. i have been thinking about this for over a week now.. why do women think they are fat/flabby/ugly/whatever???? it is driving me nuts!!!
i have decided that there are two reasons-
1. society has programmed into our brains the supermodel image (totally unrealistic, but probably leads to the latter…)
2. society has programmed that loving your body is not normal and only megasluts show their stuff off. and to be respectable you need to hide it.
now don’t get me wrong- i don’t think that i am some model hottie and perfectly toned lady- but i don’t think i’m fat or ugly! and in no way am i saying that we all should be walking around the supermarket with a gnarly mid-drift or bootie shorts. but what about the times when it is appropriate??? at the beach, the lake, your own backyard- or running 3 miles up and down hills in 90 degree heat. even then its still not ‘ok’ to skimp on the clothes.
all (all of you, every single one) of my friends are gorgeous and have their own beautiful traits and should be so proud of how they look and know that NONE OF US would look at them weird or think less of them in any way if they went to the beach in a bikini. if anything most would be jealous that one had the guts to do it. NEWSFLASH it shouldn’t take guts!! YOU LOOK GOOD DONT BE SCARED! so you’re not perfect- but you are all damn close! so take off your shirts!!
one day, that will be here sooner than we all know… we will be 70 years old, and really will be flabby and totally should not let it all hang out- and you will look back at pictures and think- “i was sooooo beautiful, and didn’t even know. everybody told me and i didn’t listen. I did have a perfect body! damn i looked good!”
I don’t have a perfect body image and struggle too, but i am comfortable with who i am. i eat ok (not perfect but i kinda try) i get exercise (not as much as i should but i try), i have a life and i want to enjoy it! so live it up ladies- none of us are gross in anyway and i just want you to love yourselves as much as I love you. :)