I am realizing lately that these mixed messages have affected me. I have always been conscious of the message that I needed to lose weight, that I was not good enough if I was fat. But what I realize now is that there was another message about being thin as well- that I’d be a conceited bitch if I was thin, not be myself anymore.
NO WONDER I struggled for so long….wanting something so badly yet being afraid of it as well.
I wonder if you can identify with this mixed message. I know you have been pressured by one source or another to be thin (and definitely not fat), but did you also get the message that when people lose weight they change?
It’s truly sad how much focus is placed on defining our self-worth by our weight. Even sadder is the fact that we are never truly worthy whether the number is up or down. That’s just messed up! We are literally damned if we do and damned if we don’t. I don’t know if that pisses you off but it makes me angry.
LADIES THE SELF WORTH SCALE IS BROKEN (pun intended)….stop using it!! It’s time for a new way. There is no scale that will give you an answer to when you are worthy, because you always are. EMBRACE IT.
I’m asserting a new message for myself and anyone out these ready to hear it….
FAT does not equal unhappy, unwhole or unlovable. I don’t care if your 120lbs or 300lbs, today you are good enough & acceptable. It is possible to love and accept your body for how it looks & feels today. There is no amount of weight you have to lose first. You’re fat, obese, overweight? WHO CARES? It’s got nothing to do with who you are or who you aren’t.
An oldie but goodie....
Stop the Fat Talk
Stop the Fat Talk
"Had we not loved ourselves at all, we could never have been obliged to love anything. So that self-love is the basis of all love. "
The King & Queen of Prussia competition was a blast. Check out the video I made of the day. I really am anxious to compete someday soon. I guess since I never have played a sport, now that I have found MY SPORT, I wanna play, even if I'm still a bench player!
Good luck to all the MVP's competing in the CrossFit Games this weekend, especially the team from CrossfitKOP!