Oh Media…When Will You Make Up Your Mind
I found this imagine as I was searching through the inter-webs (yes, I know it is called the internet…I don’t care 😛 ) and it really just sad! These magazines are the ones that many people buy on a regular basis and they have such a mixed message. One is trying to tell you to lose weight fast and the other is saying fast may not be good. I say instead of either focusing on people being thin, it should focus on people being healthy instead?! Seriously, all these messages on the media can leave someone confused and depressed!
Thin does not equal beautiful. There are people who are thin that are beautiful and the same thing can be said about curvy individuals. Being thin has nothing to do with a persons worth or beauty. Beauty comes from the inside out, not from the size of your waist. Do not get me wrong I am not saying sit on your couch everyday eating ice cream nonstop (though admit it sometimes it is tempting), but I am saying that it is time to look in the mirror and love what you see. Work to be the best version of yourself possible. Focus on being happy and healthy. If being healthy means losing a little weight so that you are at a healthy BMI then go for it. If it means being able to go up a flight of stairs without being winded, then focus on that. It is all about small steps toward the ultimate goal of being healthy not toward being thin.
The bottom line is…who cares if you are thin or curvy?! Don’t let the media tell you because clearly they have no clue either. On one hand they are telling you one thing and on the other they are saying the total opposite. All I am saying is that it is time we stop looking to the media to tell us who we are and what we should look like. Forget being thin be healthy instead. Losing weight so that people could call you “thin” will not make you happy, but being healthy and loving the skin you are in will! Life is too short to try and live up to other peoples standards. Be yourself, love yourself, and the rest will follow.
~Love yourself and keep moving forward~
Posted on April 25, 2014, in Self <3, Self Esteem and tagged Health, healthy, healthy mind, love yourself, mental health, positive body image, self esteem, self love, Self-Help, Weight loss. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.