A great post from my client @frocksfairycakes
There seems to be a thing happening right now where we're not even allowed to comment on our bodies unless it's to say we love them/certain parts of them. On the mission for body positivity it's not ok to say "I'm feeling a bit chubby today" or "I'd like to lose some weight". It makes me a bit mad.
Here's a photo of me before heading to the gym this morning. And you know what, I don't feel that great about my body today. I'm well aware looking at this photo, I cannot say I'm fat. But this body is the result of almost 2 months of not being "on it". I spent most of December ill, and I was travelling last week so out of my "normal" routine. I've been overweight. I spent most of my 20's overweight. And to be honest, apart from the crippling self-consciousness I experienced during this time - I did not feel the best version of myself. I felt sluggish, bloated. My skin was bad. It took me AGES to get ready in the morning - many outfit changes because I felt good in NOTHING!
I eat well and exercise/train because it makes me FEEL GOOD! The fact that weight loss is a result of that is a bonus in my opinion. Since July last year I've been training with @thebodydevelopmentcoach
and I've never felt better, fitter or stronger than I do (even with the fact I feel a bit meh today). While we're so busy policing other women's thoughts about themselves, can we please remember that someone who is worried about the way they look, or a bit of weight gain over Christmas, might be worried about more than just how they look. They might be worried about getting back to a point where their mental health wasn't good. We should be able to feel however we want about our OWN bodies. If you love every part of it, that's great! If there are bits you want to change through healthy eating and exercise, that's ok too! We need to stop shaming women into feeling, or not feeling a certain way.