This is everything. I spent years comparing my body to others and hating how my body looked because I never found representation of my body type in the media. After years of body hate, I finally looked at myself and said, this is my body and it's getting me to all the goals I want, this is my ideal body, a body that is mine. This body is damn pretty. This body is not like anyone else, because this body is me and I am this body. I'm not in competition with anyone. No one is prettier, no one is better, no one wins. We are all beautiful and we should all be our own goals, in our own bodies, in our minds. #Repost @bodyposipanda (@get_repost)
BE 👏 YOUR 👏 OWN 👏 BODY 👏 GOALS 👏 seriously, who else is sick of seeing pages and pages online that only post societally 'ideal' bodies as 'inspiration', where the comment sections are FILLED with people shaming themselves and wishing their bodies away? There are so many problems with turning another person's body into your 'body goals': 1) The chances are, you're idolising an illusion. That page you're following for #bodygoals inspo? Those pictures are painstakingly posed, and probably edited 99% of the time. Those pictures are not reality, they're a perfectly timed, highly polished, photoshopped illusion.
2) As much as you try to force your body into that 'goal' shape, you will never achieve that other person's body. Because you are genetically predetermined to look like YOU, not her, not him, not them, only you. You're not supposed to look like anyone else, only you, and that's pretty damn cool if you ask me.
3) The whole body goals mentality just pushes us further into a culture of comparison and competition for the prize of 'most beautiful'. WE DO NOT HAVE TO BE IN COMPETITION, because there isn't just one type of beauty, there are millions, which means that there's room for us all.
Please, let's stop turning other people into our 'body goals' - their bodies are great, but so is yours. And when we stop setting all of our goals based on our appearances, we'll have a whole lot more time and energy for the goals and dreams that really set our souls on fire. 💜💙💚🌈🌞
Picture from the wonderful @dothehotpants ✨