Thinspo is pretty popular, you know, being thin-spired...well now it's time to be inspired to be who you are. You're inspirational and all sorts of wonderful because you are yourself. You don't need to change who you are for anyone, nor do you need a gap between your thighs to be beautiful. All body shapes and sizes are beautiful, thigh gaps and visible hip bones or not...it really doesn't matter. Your beauty shines from the inside out :)
Ask away, beautiful!
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You are so wonderful, really. Thank you for your honesty, that takes a lot of courage!!
My goodness, thank you so much for telling me how you feel and what’s been going on. That is honestly so brave of YOU. It seems like there is a lot driven by body image, which can get so tricky and time consuming and scary, and I want you to know that in this moment you are so beautiful. Even if you don’t exercise for a year, that is not a reflection of who you are as a human. You are wonderful. Exercising because you feel like you must rather than exercising to work with your body is just a method of working against it, and you deserve so much better than that. I would recommend finding something you love to do that you can be mindful about. Your struggles and fears have been strong, but you, my dear, are so much stronger. The discomfort will pass and it is important to be able to sit with yourself, both literally and figuratively. You are good enough and it is absolutely okay to take time for yourself.
Ah, here’s the thing about that:
Being active and working with with your body in healthy, mindful doses is wonderful in so many ways, but in recovery it has to be intuitive and with the goal of feeling at your best, not driven with ED intentions. Personally, I’m not exactly there yet because I’ve had some issues in the past with not listening to my body at all, so I have to give it time. I think we have to recognize that we’re all in different places, and it is best if you can use physical activity in a positive manner by finding something you love to do to better the health of your body. Keep on smiling, love!
- #127: (February 3, 2014)