When did our self worth become so tied up with Hollywood dreams?
I have two gorgeous, beautiful friends. They keep telling me how they feel fat, flabby, ugly and unworthy.
They are anything but.
How do confident, young, gorgeous, professional women get reduced to pinching the fat on their tummies, and counting spots?
One of them wants a chemical peel.
The other is on a weight loss regime which makes her feel guilty for every calorie that passes down her starved gullet.
Look, I am no Pocahontas either.
However, somehow, I have always just accepted my body as is. Imperfect as it is. I have just …accepted it.
My thicke thighs – accepted.
My cellulite – accepted.
My flabby arms – love em.
My spots – meh.
As I have grown, I have even grown to not only accept every aspect of my body ..but also to actually find a way to LOVE it!
My flabby arms? They jiggle, and they are great 🙂 I honestly love them. They remind me of someone who once loved them too.
My thicke thighs and chunky legs that I thought were unattractive – someone else convinced me they were SEXY. And now, I believe it too.
My spots – they are like freckles. Just part of my skin. Part of me.
Its just that…our bodies are what they are. Allah made us so.
Instead of trying to fit into an ideal Made In Holywood, try to wear your own skin.
…..that’s how I felt about 3 months ago.
Now, after spending all this time with my neurotic fat-hating friends…I have started obsessing too!
I am basically writing this post to remind me that I actually DID like myself as me.
Because I have lately started dreaming of long, glossy, hollywood hair. Weaves I know, yes. But the dreams continue 😦
I have begun taking close-ups of the dark circles under my eyes and inwardly agonising that I am beginning to grow old
What a bag of contradictions ey?
I needed to write this post to remind us all. That sometimes the Holywood brainwashing does a good job at making us feel lousy about ourselves.
All that airbrushing, make up artists, and weaves.
None of it is real.
But it sure does look pretty….
Now everyone. Let’s do this together.
Repeat after me.
I. Am. Beautiful. Just. As. I . Am.
I. AM. BEAUTIFUL. JUST. AS. I. AM!
One more time for those at the back!
Have a Beautiful weekend my lovelies 🙂