You only have to spend 3 seconds on social media to see how we are constantly being ‘encouraged’ to change our aesthetic selves. Endless before and after transformation photos, photo shopped ‘workout’ Pics and unscientific, unhealthy cleansing rad diets being thrown at us. The underlying scripts always screaming at us ~ You cannot love yourself UNTIL you tick all these boxes. Until you achieve the unachievable.
Im not denying that at times we all perhaps want to make changes to our lifestyles. Change is good. The notion we have ability to access change is a privilege…BUT just don’t forget that before, during and after any changes (if you decide to make some) you are still allowed to like yourself. Hell, even love yourself.
I believe we are so far off the mark when it comes to knowing what helps motivate, educate and supports people. The messages/images being portrayed to young people is outright frightening. How will they ever see the truth?
Focus on what our bodies can do right now. How we can enrich our lives now. Enrich them through movement & goal setting/smashing with experiences we love, not ones we must do to punish our “horrible” bodies. Living and loving life right now ~ perfectly imperfect. People may stare, may judge, may troll you, but I’m willing to take that on to support the change I want to see.
You are good enough.
Fuck the noise.
You are the only person you need to be good enough for.