Growing up I've always had body image issues. But thankfully I've never felt the need to go to drastic measures to change anything. But since the end of my senior year and into my first year at college I've met a lot of people who weren't as lucky as I am. It is from meeting these people that I've learned that I need to learn to love myself. It's not that I'm entirely unhappy with the way I look now, I'm just not confident in my own skin, and I want that to change.
My goal for 2015 is to do things that I know make me feel good. I don’t want to lose weight, I don’t' want to lose 3 inches off my waist and I don’t want to completely change the way I look in any way. I want to be able to look in the mirror and love what I see, regardless of whether it changes.
Personally I know that when I go to yoga and eat a lot of raspberries I feel really good! I get up in the morning and smile, I have more energy and I'm just overall happier. Doing those two things don't make me lose weight, they just make me feel good.
I want to challenge all my readers to take the next year for yourself. Take five minutes everyday to say what you love about yourself. No amount of diet or exercise can make you feel better than the feeling you get when you genuinely love the body you're living in everyday. Find things that make you feel better when you wake up, the things little things that just give you more energy and help you smile more. It makes the world of a difference.
By this time next year I will love the skin I'm in, and I want you all to do the same. I'm taking it day by day, but even with just a little bit more of a positive attitude I already start to feel a little bit better.
If this is something you're struggling with or that you've set out to do this year comment or let me know!! And just know you're not going through it alone!