It irks me so much how thoughts are put into our heads making us think how we look is what is most important. We all know that media sources make us believe that being tall and skinny is the “norm” and that is the way we need to LOOK.
Being happy – being fit – is NOT about how we LOOK, but how we FEEL. Media has made us believe that being tall and skinny is the only way we will be accepted in society which leads us all to believe we have to have “summer bodies” and what puts an image in our minds of how we need to look. It’s what causes us to hate what we see in the mirror and on a scale and pushes us more to “get fit”, eat better, and strive to be like “everyone else”.
I HATE IT when I see posts like the one below…
Love yourself for who you are, be proud of your body – be the fittest version of yourself and be HAPPY. Don’t EVER let a mirror and or a scale decide what makes you HAPPY, what makes you feel beautiful and what makes you YOU. You are all beautiful no matter how big or small you are and you don’t need to see your reflection to know it! For shame to this apartment complex – making their residents feel they’re not good enough… (as an aside, that is a nice workout room…its the post itself that irks me!)