When I was contemplating on what to write for my blog this week, only one thing came to mind, something that’s constantly on my mind; food. Food is both great and horrible at the same time. Of course when I say this, I mean that food tastes great and I love eating, especially meats and sweets, but food also makes me gain weight. When I was younger, before I went through puberty, the most I ever weighed was 98lbs. Now at twenty-two years old, I am far beyond that weight, and far beyond where I ever wanted my weight to be. I am one of the many that sought out my comfort from depression in food and pop. Now I know, and am constantly reminded by friends and family that I don’t need to be a size zero. Not only that, but I need to treat my body better, make myself live a healthier life. If not about the weight alone, the point of living healthy so the thought of living longer can flourish. I need to watch what I put into my body and care about it.
Now, like many others, I do see magazines and television ads everywhere and everyday, meaning, I would love to be skinny and beautiful like the models. But the truth is, that’s not real life. Not everyone is built or made to live like that, be like that. The point is to feel great about yourself. And if losing weight would make me feel better about myself then I’m going to do it! It’s all about confidence in you. One of the biggest problems that I’ve been facing with myself is with my low self-confidence. And I keep telling myself, if I just keep in mind what I want out of life, I can motivate myself enough to do what I need to do to get there. And while it’s going to be hard, fighting and beating it will make it all worth my while. It just takes time, patience and a little bit of faith. So never forget that the key to life is not being the skinniest, the most popular, or having the most wealth, it’s about knowing what you have and what you are capable of and using it to show the world that you love who you are.
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt