not really. my “body image” isn’t really something on the forefront of my mind. it’s not something i spend time thinking about? like i wear clothes i feel cute and comfortable in but after i’ve decided on an outfit i like i don’t spend any more time during the day thinking “how do i look” or anything. and when i’m choosing my clothes for the day i think about things like the weather and my mood and my expression of my personality, not what will make my body look “good” by anyone else’s opinion.
our society obsesses about body image and it baffles me. thinking about what my body looks like feels like a waste of time? i’ve got work to do. i’ve got intelligent thoughts and conversations to have. i’ve got runs to go on. i’ve got bigger fish to fry.
How did you become so well known on Tumblr? (Not in a bad way btw because you are amazing) but I want to kind of get my name out and reach out/get to know this awesome fitness community.
i honestly have 0 idea why it blew up. it all started with this one picture of me that went everywhere for some reason.
i posted tons of my progress pics, personal posts, wrote things, and just made it mine.
and people liked it. im real. im raw. im 19 and im just like you guys. i started this blog when i was stuck in depression, anxiety, bad body image, and troubles with eating. and now im here. im living proof that it gets better.
i think when youre honest and you tell your story and youre truly there to help others and help yourself, people are drawn toward that positive energy.
im honored that i get the chance to help so many people every day. i never thought i would. and its honestly been so helpful for me and so inspiring for me every day when i see kind messages from you guys, they dont go unnoticed. even if i dont answer them, many times i keep your kind messages for when im having a bad day so i can see them.
just do you. tag people that inspire you. work hard. be you. be bold. be strong. be more.
the way that japanese and korean girls are expected to be pale skinny and pretty with slim faces and big eyes is honestly so disgusting and harmful and racist but like…i can’t help but feel really shitty that i’m none of those things and i fucking hate it lol
There is such pressure to obtain the “perfect body” according to society. The expectation to eat the “exceptional diet” (aka juices, juices, juices), the pressure to workout non-stop (the skyrocketing popularity of cycling), and all the rest. Although it’s always great to be healthy and active, theres a fine line between taking care of your body and forcing changes in a harmful way.
Remember, it does not last forever. You will not feel like this forever. Bad body image is on and off. It can be so bad you can’t bear it and it can be non-existent. So sit with it. It is in your head, it is not real, you are not 1200 pounds, and it will pass. You will be okay again.
So it has been a long time coming but I’m finally doing it Briana. Lipstickonmugs tagged me for the selfie thingy and I just got to it.
Been feeling extremely self conscious lately so I decided it was time.
I tag raptorsama, marvelous-freeman, drewster321, and anyone who wants to do it really!!
So this was a real
post made about me, and I would like to just take a moment and tell you all why
this pissed me off so much.
I wasn’t mad because I’m insecure about my body or
anything. I love my body, and everything on it. It’s true, my boobs are small,
but that doesn’t in ANY way mean that a girl with bigger boobs (or any body
part for that matter) is better than me. Stop objectifying others based
on their appearances.
Also, she had the audacity to post this picture on social
media, but had no intention of saying this to my face. I mean, seriously? Grow
up. I don’t have time for your juvenile bullshit.
Thirdly, I had NEVER met or
talked to this girl before in my entire life! The one and only reason she disliked
(and still dislikes) me is solely because she is the ex-girlfriend of my
current boyfriend. Again, grow UP.
As a fourth point, after I took this picture
and reposted it on my instagram to show everyone VERBATIM what she said, she got ME in trouble for
bullying! As a plus, the administration agreed with her! They told me that by
reposting HER picture that I was disrupting her educational atmosphere. Really
school system? Stop it.
So I told them that her making fun of my genetics is
not only immature and low, but that it is disrespectful to ALL people with body
image issues and that if anyone is bullying here, it’s her.
With all that said,
I really just want to shed light on these unfortunate, reoccuring issues. If you are currently facing a bully,
NEVER be afraid to stand up for yourself, and if you’re struggling with low
self-esteem, let me just assure you right now that you are so much better than
you think you are. You are truly irreplaceable. Genetics are a funny thing, but
they literally make you unique. So embrace it. ☺