A mental Transformation Tuesday 💡
Growing up until about mid way through hs I was told by other girls how lucky I was that, "You're so skinny!, "Since you're tall you can't even tell if you put on weight", "I wish my metabolism was that fast!". Eventually, everyone else developed boobs or grew into their wider hips and started looking like women. Yours truly held onto her knobby knees, never truly needed to wear a bra, and couldn't gain weight for the life of her. ◽️
It was really hard for me to ever feel sexy. I was typically described as "cute", "pretty", or "girl next door" esque. I didn't eat well and only did cardio, so I was skinny but still felt soft. Once I started lifting I tightened and created curves, but that doesn't change everything.
There is a limit to what working out can do. I usually shift into a pose that makes me look a bit curvier, like the one on the left, but I've gotten to a point where I can also be comfortable with how my body looks in it's natural state.
◽️ I am not confident in my skin because I believe there is still progress I can make in the gym that will make my hips wider, rib cage smaller, or boobs grow a few cups. These are things I've learned to accept. ◽️
The gym can never completely shift the mental way you see yourself. It can help a lot to create physical change, but if you repeat to yourself everyday that you hold too much weight in your lower half, or your shoulders are too broad, or you're shaped like a box-you will never come to terms that, THAT IS HOW YOUR BODY IS. Embrace your bone structure, where your body holds fat, and your differences because the way you are built is beautiful💓
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