The phrase “Body Positivity” is thrown around a lot on social media. The idea of it is great, that we should love our bodies no matter what they look like. We should be proud of our bodies. They are the one home we can never move out of. We could do nothing if it weren’t for our powerful bodies. Yet, people feel a strong need to change them. Hence, why the diet industry is one of the biggest and most profitable industries. Women and men can’t stop buying juice cleanses and magical pills that will make you drop twenty pounds (but do they?). That doesn’t even touch on the amount of judgement people feel if their body is not to the status quo.
However, the term Body Positive was introduced to help eliminate these negative connotations around the body. Yet, who are the people typically spreading this message? Girls who spend thousands of dollars on their bodies, yet still preach about loving our natural body? Or do you find yourself in the comments of a plus size model who is spreading this message, just to find horrible comments about her figure under the post?
The world we are in claims to be body positive, but in fact that is just a front for most. Let’s be honest here, this is not new news to us. We know nothing has changed, so we still worry about our body image. We spend endless days at the gym, eat almonds and nothing else, only to see no result. It’s killing us.
I’m not here to bash on body positivity or say bodies are not beautiful (because they are magnificent). No, I’m telling you to say f**k it. No matter how hard you try, you will never have the ideal body. The ideal body is a made up construct that no one can grasp. We can never be societies standards, AND THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT.
So what’s the point? What is the point of pushing your body to the extremes and making yourself unhappy just to please other people? Who I may mention will never be fully happy with what you accomplish.
Size is literally just a number, your happiness is not. Do not let your happiness rate be equivalent with your weight. Instead, say forget this! Sleep past your gym alarm, give yourself more time to do the things you enjoy. Food is meant to be a source of happiness, don’t let it be a source of insecurity. Cause let me just say, that burger is soooo worth it.
We should all be body positive, but don’t let yourself be fooled by social media’s interpretation of it. Simply say f**k it and tell the body that gets you everywhere that you love it. Your happiness is worth more than a flat stomach.
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