So I started thinking about this issue and read up on some articles about why so many girls are obsessed with this. Especially the thigh gap. It’s not healthy. I myself have them, and I’m not exactly happy about it. Sure, I get comments saying “Oh, you’re so skinny! How do you do it?” or I’m called a “stick child”, but I don’t like that. I often reply back, “Yeah, but I eat a whole bunch (which I do in an effort to gain weight).” or “Yeah, but I’m too skinny.” because it’s honestly true.
I hope I don’t sound like I’m bragging at all because I’m not. This is a problem. Media has made all these characteristics valued and attainable by everyone. Even if it is attainable, no one should try to attain it.
Be proud of who you are.
It’s better to be happy doing whatever you want for yourself rather than doing something for society that is potentially harming yourself.
I’m not saying to eat cake everyday too though. A balanced diet and a decent amount of exercise will make you look like the healthiest and happiest person out there. Craving something sweet and sugary? Try some fruit. Especially a smoothie. That stuff is amazing. I’m also not saying to just eat fruits and veggies every day of your life. Like I said earlier, eat what you want, but in moderation. Enjoy some cake tomorrow night. Chow down on as much pizza as you want sometimes. It’s okay to indulge.
Okay, if i keep going, I may start to sound like I’m contradicting myself. I blame the fact that I’m a) tired b) sick and c) overall just terrible with words/explaining myself.
MY POINT IS
Do things for yourself. Not for society or other people.
Also, be at least somewhat knowledgeable. If you want to attain all these qualities for yourself, take a minute or so to google these characteristics. Make sure you’re not harming yourself (which chances are you are).
This goes for everything. Before you go ahead and do something you’re not entirely sure about or have much knowledge on, take the time to google things. Sometimes what you think is okay or true, is really not.
Hopefully I’m helping one person with this post.