If you guys follow me on instagram, you probably saw the last post I posted talking about my flaws. Yup, I pointed out just a few of the many flaws that I have. The other day I posted a transformation picture showing how far I’ve come physically AND mentally.
I post these transformations in hopes of inspiring others that they CAN reach their goals, whatever it may be. The picture on the left I had just started lifting, was eating too little calories, and just stopped running a ton of miles. The picture on the left was recent – barely any cardio, eating much more calories, healthy, and STRONG both physically and mentally.
Well, low and behold, someone went out of their way to say “your legs look much fatter”. Well, thank you sir, I have been working hard to BUILD my legs, glad you noticed 😉
No but really, I normally don’t point these harsh comments out. But I truly felt bad for this person. Who actually takes the time to comment someone negative towards someone? What is that doing for you, making you feel better? If that’s the case, I really do feel bad for you because that means you are having trouble coming to terms with yourself.
I wanted to point out that it really is unnecessary to comment on someone else’s appearance negatively. Do you know what that person has been through? No. Do you know how strong they are mentally? No. Even if you did, what makes it right? Nothing does.
This is the photo I posted after that comment was stated. I pointed out some of the many flaws that I have, because I’m human. We are all human, and we are all perfectly imperfect.
Do I have fat? Yeah. Guess what, body fat is essential for your body to function properly. Do I have cellulite? Yeah. I’m a woman, and I probably will always have cellulite, that’s normal. I have scars on my stomach from my gallbladder surgery a couple years ago. I have dark bags under my eyes. I have thick thighs and not the biggest, roundest glutes. I don’t have a six pack and I don’t walk around with ripped oblique lines all the time. I don’t have huge ripped muscles or perfectly capped shoulders. Sometimes it looks like I don’t even lift (ha). I have an outtie belly button and a mole right above it.
I spent so many years hating myself and all of these things I have pointed out. For years I would look at the mirror and literally hate what I see. I would never just look in the mirror and point out things I actually LOVED about myself. I would only focus on the negative.
But now? I’m thankful I have overcome that. It feels good to actually look in the mirror and not hate all of those things I pointed out, for once in my life. I can look in the mirror and actually like what I see, imperfections and all. I’m freaking human. We are all human, and we are all unique. That is what makes us who we are.
My point is, is everyone has faults. No one is perfect, but putting others down will not make you any better. People have feelings so watch what you say before you say it.
You are amazing just the way you are.