The Struggle of Body Image

Something I have been struggling with the last few months is body image. It is so easy to fall in the trap of social media. Do to blogging you’ll find me on social media a lot. Engaging with other people, replying to comments and messages. That’s usually the time when I see what most people would call “instagram models”. I see how slim and healthy these girls look. That’s when the comparison game kicks in, and this is when yourself talk becomes important.

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I have always been small my whole life and it didn’t take much to stay that way. Most people will say that I look the same, but I truly believe that there is a better version of myself and I want to achieve that. So looking at other people who are slim has become difficult especially when you start creating negative thoughts in your head.

So here is what I’ve done to make a change. In no way am I where I want to be but this has helped me feel better about myself.

  1. Drink lots of water. It’s helps you feel full and it’s also good for your skin.
  2. Find a work out you that you enjoy, so you can stay consistent doing it on a daily basis. Whether it’s running, walking, lifting weights, dance cardio, pilates, or yoga.
  3. Better eating habits, this is my biggest struggle. I love junk food! Creating better eating habits not only consist of healthier food options but also a more appropriate time to have your breakfast, lunch and dinner. No eating dinner past 6pm. (quick reminder for myself)
  4. Sometimes a good nights rest is all you need to feel good.
  5. Find someone you can stay accountable to, for me it’s my husband but also my sister in-law Irene. We text each other after every work out and what we are eating through out the day.
  6. Lastly, but most importantly self talk. I am going to say this over and over again. You can be your biggest motivator and your worst enemy. So instead of comparing yourself to others, embrace yourself and learn to love your body.

I noticed my body has changed a lot in the last 6 years. I blame Jeff (my husband), I am also not kidding. I definitely put on what people call “happy weight”, with that I am still learning to embrace it. I constantly tell myself, I am young, healthy, alive and I have a husband who loves me. Not only does this helps my mental health but these are also my motivators, I want to stay looking young, I want to live a healthy life so when I am blessed to have children I am healthy for them. And I am lucky to be alive. The husband who loves me is just a bonus. [Right babe 😉 ]

Before I end this post I just want to say you can set a goal for yourself but just remember that when it comes to your body, give it time, keep doing it and eventually you will start seeing results. Nothing happens overnight.

Let me know in the comments below what are your favorite healthy snack. Maybe I will try them!

XO, L.

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