Lately I have been feeling really meh about myself and just life in general, I think that there has just been so much going on lately that I just didn’t make enough time for myself and instead just got myself to the point of total exhaustion. Trust me I do not want to get myself to that place again. Lately however I have found myself contemplating a lot of things especially about the way I look.
As most people know I have lost over 10 dress sizes in the last few years and I’m still going, so attempting to adjust to my new size has been hard. Whether it is the fact that I have stretch marks or it is the fact that I have a lot of cellulite, it is a struggle.
To be honest the blogging community has been an absolute God send, I honestly have never felt more confident with such an amazing set of people behind me.
When it comes to my flaws though accepting them is one of the hardest parts, I mean you see all these magazines and you are kind of conditioned to think that that is the perfect body, that is the way you should look, but let’s be honest. Beauty comes in all shapes, sizes, skin colours, racial backgrounds and religions.
When it comes to me though, I’m learning to love the fact that my body has helped me to cycle around 7km a day, lose 10 dress sizes healthily and keeps me alive and swearing everyday.
It’s the little things.
Yes I have stretch marks, they’re my tiger stripes that reminds me of how far I’ve come, how healthy I am becoming every day and that I will never go back to my unhealthy ways.
Flaws don’t mean that you’re any less beautiful, flaws show your story, and you should be proud of the beautiful person that you are, flaws and all.
Trust me, I’m not saying that everyday you’re gonna be like wow I’m super confident and I’m feeling on top of the world. When I’m on my period trust me I feel like I look like I’m been chewed up and spat out by the cat. Sorry Yoda, I love you really. (FYI that’s the in laws cat and he is beyond adorable.)
What I am saying though is on those days, remember it won’t last forever, bad days are bloody awful things to be honest, but when you have a better day, you will see what everyone else sees even on your worst days. A beautiful human inside and out.
I’m reminding myself my flaws make me who I am, they are part of me & I will use them to find strength in being more confident and an overall happier person.
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