Sooooo this is me before cheer practice today. I just wanted to share with everyone what I have been thinking. If you only read/ regard one post from me in my entire life, I want it to be this one, so please continue reading.
You do not have to be perfect. You will never be perfect. I am learning this. It is so so so important to love yourself, because that is how you find the will to improve. You do NOT need abs to feel good about yourself. You DO NOT need to have a thigh gap to wear short shorts. If you want to lose weight, cool. If you want to gain weight, that’s cool too. But don’t feel like there is one body type that we all need to look like. Please don’t buy into all of this. After 19 years I am learning to love myself, and I wish I started sooner. I wish I didn’t spend so much time wishing I was smaller or prettier and just enjoyed my fucking life. Those are hours, days and months that I will never get back.
So please. Embrace yourself. Stop trying to conform to what the media wants you to believe. Be happy. Do fun stuff. Love yourself.