I started writing this post after donning my gym gear.
Over the last few months I have noticed a change in my body and yes I’m partially (okay maybe completely) to blame. I have neglected my regular training sessions and I have been indulging in way too many delicacies. I acknowledge that I’m not overweight and I get that “Omg you’re skinny!” line when I do say that I have put on a few kilo’s.
At first I was adverse to my new shape and I attempted eating crackers (which I swear can be mistaken for cardboard) and cheese as a meal and drinking copious amounts of green tea. Safe to say that didn’t last. I also held on to my jeans that have fitted me for years but all of a sudden they refused to close (no not even a Kellogg’s 2 week cereal challenge could help). I thought holding on to them might motivate me to lose the weight but that wasn’t the case. I became fixated on what didn’t fit me and I felt miserable.
It isn’t the easiest thing to acknowledge that your body has changed and dealing with it can be disheartening. I know that I’m not alone in this but many turn to eating disorders and crash diets which are way more injurious than having hips that don’t lie. It’s sad to see malnourished women who still think that they are fat and they harm themselves by not eating. I am not an expert in this field but it has become way too common.
The best decision I made was letting go of the old stuff and embracing my new found shape. I also love food way too much so I try to eat less but I don’t do cardboard for lunch anymore. I have started training again and I feel amazing (it also helps that I have a gym partner who is more ruthless than a trainer). Of course I want to lose the flabby bits but I don’t want to get too thin that I end up looking like I need to eat a Super Sized McMeal.
It’s all about balance and embracing your new shape if you have been blessed with one. I’m by no means saying that you should now aim for one if you have been blessed with a Kate Moss figure (I secretly envy you- only if you were born with it though).
So my lovelies don’t be sad or turn to drastic alternatives if you are facing a similar situation, just think a bigger booty means new jeans right?
If you are still not convinced John Legend has stated that he will still love you…