I looked at myself in the mirror and I was happy with what I saw. Not because I've made any major changes to my diet or exercise and not because I worked hard to look the way I did. I looked at the body God gave me and I knew that this is how He wanted me to look.
I see nothing wrong with putting in the hard work to improve your body! I wish I had the motivation to eat healthy all the time and to work out on a regular basis. What I have a problem with is when people look at their bodies day in and day out fully hating what they see. Even worse, when they put in the effort to work out but they can always be a little stronger, a little better than where they are.
Where does it stop?
Now don't get me wrong, I'm not perfect. Most days I think "Man, I should have started working out like yesterday." But today? Today I looked at myself and said "You are perfect the way you are." Truth be told, I've never said that to myself. Most people have never said that to themselves. It felt
Life is too short for us to all sit around obsessing over someone else's idea of what we should look like! Chances are, the thing you hate about your body is the thing someone else wishes they had. If I told you my weight or pants size you would probably say "Well of course she's saying this, that's so little." I hear that often. But at 5'2" that weight sits a little differently than it does on a 5'9" frame and people tend to forget that. We're all made differently, no two people have the exact same body type. We have such a flawed version of what we look like that we probably wouldn't even recognize it if an exact replica of us walked by. Love your body! There are so many better, more productive things we could be doing than dwelling on our flaws.
Eat well and get an occasional workout in but love who you are in the process! My husband thinks I'm sexy and today I feel it too! Those are the only opinions that truly matter to me. I love to eat healthy but I also have a killer sweet tooth. I hate to work out but it gives one hell of an adrenaline rush.
Be who you are and be proud of it! Don't ever let someone who hates their own body make you hate yours.