….. And I’m learning to take it with a grain of salt.
I’ve never been really skinny or overweight. I’ve always been an average-size woman (I can say that because I’m 22 now) with curves.
‘Cause my body too bootylicious for ya babe
I had body image issues for a while and thought that once I became “thin” all my problems would go away.
Wrong, wrong, more wrong. Because guess what happened when I became “thin” (I say that in quotation marks because while, yes, I have decreased my body fat percentage & have more muscle definition, my blood work and energy levels indicate I’m the healthiest I’ve ever been) — now no one will shut up about how thin I look, and not in a good way. I’ve had family members say they’re concerned about how thin I’m getting, and I “better not lose any more weight because I don’t want to look sick.”
Then I began to wonder, where did I miss the happy medium? I made a decision to get in shape and eat healthy and in the process, my body changed. Now that I’m teaching group exercise on top of my regular workout routine, I’m burning more calories. TRUST ME PEOPLE. I EAT LIKE A (healthy) PIG.
Except on my birthday. PS — I owe you all a birthday & race recap post!
My point is that in every aspect of life, someone will always have an opinion.
You should eat more. You should eat less. You should accept the job. You can’t succeed in that area. You don’t have enough experience. You should totally eat 90 pounds of broccoli and 99% fat free chicken breasts every meal of every day. Don’t look at your phone past 10 or else your brain waves will spontaneously combust while you’re sleeping.
OK, now I’m being facetious but you get the point. If everyone just focused on their own self improvement, there would be no time left to criticize others.
I’ve learned you can’t make everyone happy. Everyone will always have an opinion. Be smart enough to know who to listen to and who to tune out. Ultimately, you’re the only person who knows what’s best for you.
Happy Wednesday, lovers! Keep it sassy.
[Of Possible Interest:]
The Connection Between Sleep and Appetite via Psychology Today
The Sincerest Love – The Love for Food <– an article after my own heart. Love this because it talks about food in a positive way
When Everyone Has an Opinion About What You’re Doing via Positively Positive <– great advice for dealing with conflicting opinions