Hey guys! Ugh, I must do a mini rant. Please bear with me.
Within the age of Web rage, typically it looks like I can’t say something with out somebody being upset or misunderstanding my intentions. All of us leap to conclusions. We throw our pitchforks and remark “UNFOLLOWING!” or assess somebody’s total personhood based mostly on one factor they stated or did. It may be irritating, however I attempt to keep in mind we’re all human and all understand issues otherwise. Possibly the web has simply made it simpler to be offended quicker.
As you in all probability know, I’m within the means of marriage ceremony planning and BOY OH BOY, it’s loads! It’s thrilling and I’m so actually completely happy, however ya’ll, it may be actually exhausting too. I’ve been sharing loads about my marriage ceremony and the entire course of with all of you, and it’s truthfully been actually enjoyable getting a bit extra private!! However as all the time, opening up comes with an occasional value.
Final month, I posted a photograph in a marriage costume with a caption about possibly doing a “Bridal Bootcamp” exercise sequence and the precise muscle teams I needed to concentrate on. Instantly, I noticed a remark that stated I wasn’t being very “physique constructive.”
I’m gonna be trustworthy with you guys, it made me unhappy. I do know I shouldn’t let one remark actually get to me, but it surely did! I imply right here I’m a month later and it’s nonetheless one thing that gnaws at me. And I feel the reason being as a result of I DO promote physique positivity! Anybody who follows me is aware of I concentrate on getting stronger, each bodily and mentally.
Within the health world, I’ve felt insufficient BECAUSE my physique doesn’t appear like different our bodies I see on-line. I don’t have a six pack. I don’t have a giant booty. And I’ve been publicly physique shamed for it. However what? I’m robust. And I work exhausting. And I ensure that to care for my thoughts too. To me, that’s health. It’s not about trying a sure approach. It’s gaining confidence and feeling good in your individual pores and skin.
The physique positivity motion is a superb factor. In its origin, it was about encouraging folks to be extra forgiving in direction of their our bodies. It’s about constructive affirmations. It’s studying to like your self wherever you’re in your health journey. And guess what?! Health journey doesn’t imply the top objective is be a dimension zero. EVERYONE has a special journey. We’ve got totally different objectives we set for ourselves. Being wholesome doesn’t look a sure approach.
However have we began utilizing the time period “physique positivity” as a technique to disgrace folks too?
If I discuss health, am I not physique constructive? If I share wholesome meal recipes, am I not physique constructive? If I launch exercises and strikes to focus on sure areas and assist folks obtain no matter objective they’ve set, am I not physique constructive?
I need folks to like their our bodies. I need folks to nourish their our bodies. I need folks to get up PROUD of their our bodies. These issues don’t have anything to do with dimension.
So hey, I’m nonetheless going to do a Bridal Bootcamp sequence anyway. As a result of I wanna really feel good on my marriage ceremony day and I feel you must too! However as all the time, it will likely be centered on power. On feeling fierce.
And yeah, there shall be movies focusing on arms, movies centered on booty, movies made for no matter space you wish to work. This doesn’t make me physique unfavourable, it makes me physique constructive as a result of I consider in what our our bodies can do. That’s sufficient for me. I hope that’s sufficient for you too.
What do you guys consider physique positivity? Have you ever ever felt shamed by a motion that’s complete function is supposed to be uplifting?