July 17, 2012
Are You Proud of Your Body?
Sorry I didn’t post something this morning. I was so tired yesterday that I actually fell asleep at a normal time and woke up at a normal time. It was kind of unheard of, so I went with the flow and feel super well rested today. Sleep is good. Very very good. In fact, the best beauty secret I think.
Anyway, I want to talk about something that really caught my attention on twitter. I’m sure by now you have read the conversation above. What do you think?
Well, I’ll tell you what I think.
I was taken aback first off. Like what!? Where’d you get that from!? Then after a minute of deep breathing (OMMMMMM…) I was flabbergasted that someone would be mad at another person for being proud of their body.
Tweets like this don’t come often, or at all actually. 99.9% of the messages I get from you guys are super positive and fun! I love retweeting your motivational blurbs and answering your questions. It’s part of my job ya know? But every once in a while, I get one of these that just makes me upset – not at the fact that she doesn’t want to follow me anymore because I creep her out – that’s totally cool – but at the fact that a woman isn’t willing to let another woman be proud of her hard work and accomplishments. THAT’S CRAZY TOWN.
“You obviously are very proud of your body.”
“The self love drives me nuts.”
Umm, I don’t freakin’ french kiss myself nor do I salivate over my YouTube videos while eating popcorn. And even if I did, what’s wrong with loving your body and being proud of what you’ve got? It’s the only one you have and it’s a reflection of proper nourishment, care, and hard work! Why can’t we be proud of our bodies the same way we are proud of a A on a test or a promotion at work? Just because it’s physical doesn’t make it shallow. The ingredients that go into successfully accomplishing a goal are the same across the board.
It’s called determination, perseverance, discipline, and passion. It’s called DRIVE.
When someone achieves their goal, I believe that we need give that person a pat on the back or simply be happy for them. Positivity is infectious. You need to be able to give, to smile, to send good energy. Because it will come back to you too. You need to be able to rise above jealousy and such small-minded matters because it makes you a better person. In the big scope of things, you aren’t competing against anyone. You are working to constantly sculpt a better you so that you can reach your own full potential.
It’s like if you’re running a race, just keep focusing on running faster, moving foward. What good does it do to look behind you and see who’s catching up? It’s actually just going to slow you down. Put that energy into yourself. Let that energy drive you. Do not waste it on negativity towards someone else.
Ladies, when you see someone reaching for their dreams, allow yourself to be happy, and use their success to motivate you to reach your goals too. It’s healthy to have realistic role models and people we look up to because if they can do it, so can you.
SPREAD THE POSITIVITY! I want you to go give someone a compliment now. You have no idea what happiness you can bring into their lives. A smile is worth so much.
Love you guys!
PS – On fb and twitter, I mentioned something about telling you something that I couldn’t tell you but now I can…well…will tell you in the next vid! K bye!