In the past I hated my body. I hated the cellulite in my legs, just looking at my muffin top would make me feel physically sick. After spending so many years on diet plans, trying everything from Juice Plus, Slimming World and just not eating- I’m done. Feeling horrendous in your own skin is awful, but picking apart every bump, every spot and everything that we think we shouldn’t have, is fucking tiring.
I’ve always wanted to feel positive in my own skin but I never knew where to start. For me, I ditched the diet plans, a year later I then went on to ditch settling for things because I’m a ‘big girl’. My size doesn’t have anything to do with how I feel in myself; we only get one body, so why have I shamed myself for the past 27 years because I didn’t look a certain way?
After a pretty deep conversation with one of the girls (about gin and body image), I realised I wasn’t the only one that felt like they didn’t like there body image. It’s heartbreaking to think that so many strong men and women out their fight the same battle; the battle to love what reflects back at us in the mirror.
The relationship we have with our bodies will be the longest relationship we will ever have. Feeling so uncomfortable in your own skin is hard, but what is more difficult is changing how we feel about our bodies. Transforming your own opinion, is so much more challenging than changing any one else’s; curating a better relationship with your body is draining but the effect it has on your mental health is worth it.
Life right now, is difficult( a bit of an understatement), so, isn’t it about time you give you and your body a break? I think it might be.
Over the next few months my content will include much more posts relating to Body Image for plus size women. I hope sharing thoughts on my own journey will help others, so please keep an eye on my Instagram for any updates.