Hey hey everyone!!!
I had such a great respond to my last “Inspirational Monday” that I’m thinking of doing it a weekly thing, what do you guys think?
Anyways…I posted this picture on my private Facebook and got a ton of positive replies, so I thought about sharing it here with you guys as well!!
Here it is:
One thing most people don’t know about me is that I do have a lot of problems with my body…I grew up pretty fast and by the age I was 8 started growing boobs and by the time I was 10 I already had hips…lets just say by the age of 12 I was the height I am now (168.5cm…yes, the half cm counts!!!). Growing that fast in a world of short and skinny people really took a toll on me..
My mom’s side of the family is pretty heavy built…and they have problems with it and always criticized me…Hearing that you are fat by the age of 10/11 really makes your self-esteem low! I started a vicious cycle of bingeing and then feeling guilty…because i have asthma I never could run or have heavy workouts like other people and so I would just basically not eat for two or three days after the binge episodes…this went on until last year..
I know some people might say I’m a hypocrite because I say everyone is beautiful and every body shape is gorgeous (and I DO believe it!) or even when I quote Stacy London when she says “It’s not YOUR body that is wrong, it’s the way the CLOTHES are built!”. The thing is, I do believe everyone is beautiful…but sometimes when I see magazines or fashion shows, I start feeling self-conscious…and start getting depressed for not being a size 0.
This image has a really important place in my heart because it does give the message of what I feel!!! Society is the one that “decided” girls are only pretty if they are thin! It’s horrible and, most of all, not realistic!
So, when someone tells you you are fat or ugly or not good enough…just think about this quote!!! It’s true and I hope it makes you feel better!!!
(I’m thinking about posting some new videos! Any ideas/requests?)