It’s no mystery that I’ve struggled with my weight, all throughout my teen years up until now. I had this mindset of what I was suppose to look like but no understanding of actual health. In schools it’s all sodas and pizza, absolutely zero healthy options (at least at my schools) thus with the lack of food education, I grew up uninformed and always hated myself because I wasn’t like everyone else. When in reality, everyone is different and my body didn’t function like everyone else’s.
I started with Weight Watchers, there motto was always “nothing tastes as good, as being skinny feels”. From then on I knew this wasn’t the place for me. Concentrating on the aspect of skinny and having to look a certain way just to feel good about yourself is false. Something that’s constantly reinforced by the media and pretty much everywhere in today’s society. I wanted a source that focused on being healthy, striving to love yourself and accepting your flaws as is. Why doesn’t that exist anywhere?
I know I’m overweight, I know I’m not perfect, but do I really need to lose weight to be skinny? Or do I need to lose weight to be healthy? Well, I chose the latter. I’ve started this journey to achieve optimal health, vitality and an overall awareness to a cruelty-free lifestyle I wish to share with others. Yes I want to be thinner, however there’s a difference between “I have to be skinny” and “I’d like to lose some weight”. I’m not on a mission to be the smallest person, I love being curvy. I wouldn’t change that for anything, I know I’m beautiful. But by health standards, I’m not at a healthy weight and that’s the real issue. I have to do this for myself, my family and my future family. I want to be as active as I know I’m capable of being, without my weight holding me back/slowing me down. So this journey isn’t about making myself conform to the media’s false sense of image, it’s a path to a new, healthier and happier me!
I’m embarking on a phase in my life that’s going to define my future. I want to help others seek this solitude and practice self-love followed up with clean eating and healthy habits. This is my life goal, helping others love themselves and everything around them.
Wouldn’t you rather live your life full of confidence and energy?