” A girl should be two things: who and what she wants” -Coco Chanel
Hey there babes, I know its been a hot minute since I’ve posted. I’m trying to work on my time management, but lately I’ve been in a funk. I’ve been saying for a while I’m gonna get back in the gym and eating right because honestly it makes a big difference, I can tell. Ugh, but it’s so easy to fall off the wagon and get comfortable, because one day leads to another and before you know it, its been like three weeks. At first I was wanting to lose weight and get into shape not because anyone told me so but because I started to feel unhappy about myself. I hated when someone took pictures of me where I couldn’t control the angle or put a good filter, and I started to compare myself to all the girls I would see on social media. It wasn’t until I started to work in medical field when I realized it’s not so much about the looks, which is a huge plus but it’s about your health. I plan to live a long life, and I don’t have children yet but when I do, I want to be able to do all the things they want to do without having to worry about a thing. It’s then when I realized I was not doing this for myself, or loving myself like I should but it was time I started..
If its one thing I’m working on learning, is self-love, which for me and I’m sure for most women or young girls is hard to do. It’s 2017, and its hard to fall into what society or Instagram says is beautiful. This by far has been the hardest thing for me to learn is to love myself, as I am. As we scroll through the pages of social media, it is easy to start to compare our lives or our bodies to those we see, not realizing that the beauty is really whats inside. Don’t get me wrong, none of things are wrong, but for me its much more than that. I use to blame my heredity for all my bad flaws I thought I had, until I learned to love them and embrace them. Nothing is more attractive than a women who confident in here own skin. Although, it may be tough, trust me I know it’s a daily struggle for myself, its possible to love every inch of yourself it just takes change. Starting with your mindset..
You have to wake up every morning, giving thanks to the big man upstairs for allowing you to have another day of life. There are so many people in the world fighting for their lives, there is no reason to wake up feeling ugly about yourself. Words of affirmation are the biggest motivators, I like to say some in my head when I’m in the shower, and it really puts me in the mood to take on the day. Strong and powerful words believe it or not make a difference in your daily thinking. I like to think of everything I’ve accomplished and set goals for myself. Goals that I know, and will accomplish.
Some words I like to say to myself on the daily:
I am worthy,
I am beautiful.
I am smart.
I am a badass.
I can do whatever I put my mind too.
I am confident.
I am curvy and embracing it.
I am enough.
I choose faith over fear.
I am proud of myself.
I am in love with my body.
At first it will be a little different or might feel weird telling yourself these things, but whether you say it or write it on post it notes and post it around your room so that when you really need to see it in that moment of weakness it will lift you up. There is so much hate and ugly in the world, the last thing we need is to feel it too. Trust me, once you feel self-love, and feel that you are a badass, a #girlboss you can conquer the world.
Some may call it
feminism, I call it empowered women empowering women. Lets root for each other and watch each other grow.