I am joining the body positivity movement. I am optimistic that I can embrace the positivity. I am not getting any younger or thinner and starving myself is out of the question. I know very little about body positivity. I have been hating my body for pretty much all my life but mostly since I was about 25, so that is almost 20 years of hating my body and putting all myself worth into how flat my stomach is or is not, which it is not flat by any means. I have an arm load of reasons I am not getting skinny and why my muffin top is not shrinking. I loath my muffin top and now I am adding my upper arms to what I hate about my body. Okay, back fat too, I hate that as well, but see it less often since it is behind me. See where this is going?
Here is my arm load of reasons (some may call excuses) why I am not getting skinny
- menopause at 3o
- whacked out hormones
- IBS diet
- diets don’t work, I have done lots ( WW, clean eating, no carbs, reduced carbs, paleo, LA weight loss and the list continues, I have lost and gained the same 15 lbs I don’t know what many times)
- I have overcome too much shit in my life to never have ice-cream and birthday cake again
- I have many habits of “skinny” eaters and I still have a muffin top
I am sure there are a few more, if I want to spend the brain power thinking about them and no …..one of the reasons is not because I am lazy, unhealthy, unmotivated and overweight and making excuses.
Enter….. body positivity which to my understanding will help me blast these some of these myths and misconceptions and once and for all I will love my body and appreciate all the does for me. Let the journey begin.