I’m feeling the need to do a body positivity post. Today was a really challenging day for me. I’ve been consciously making steps towards a healthier me beyond the number on the scale. I’m tracking my food, exercising and surrounding myself with positive, encouraging people. I’m learning to love and accept my body in a world that preaches the opposite.
It was a dreary, rainy day today and my coworker and I needed new rain gear. We entered the shop and a man offered to help us. I was struggling to find a pair that fit me comfortably. This man wasn’t there to simply help find a pair that fit me well, he was judging me and went on to say “I guess you better stop eating porridge”. I felt the need to defend myself so I responded by saying “I’m only eating X amount of calories a day” Of course he responded and carried on how I’m not doing something right and that clearly I’m making poor choices. Needless to say, I ended up leaving without rain gear. ⠀⠀
It’s so confusing, even as a grown woman, living in a society where our value and “deserved” respect is still reflective of a sizing tag on clothing but at the same time we are told to love our body no matter the shape or size. ⠀⠀
I know this man’s comments and opinions are not reflective of my self-worth but hurtful words sting and slice deep into ones soul. ⠀⠀
The size of a woman doesn’t determine if she is active or lazy. Her waistline doesn’t tell her story. And her weight sure as hell doesn’t give “you” permission to degrade and cheapen her worth as a human being. ⠀⠀
A woman’s body is beautiful and uniquely carries strength with grace. No matter what the number on your clothing says it is not an indication in any way of your value in this world. No matter your size, we are all beautiful 💗💗💗