You are beautiful. You are unique, special and different from everyone out there and that is what makes us all perfect in our own way.
Whether you are overweight, underweight, or in peak physical condition, you have no right to make a judgment on someone else’s body.
You have no idea what another person is going through.
What their goals are.
What their struggles are.
Why they are the way they are.
And that is none of your business.
Don’t ever tell someone they’re too small.
Don’t ever tell someone they’re too big.
Don’t ever tell someone they need to change their body. Ever.
Maybe they are trying to gain weight, but are struggling, or possibly they are recovering from an eating disorder and have already put on weight.
Maybe they are suffering or recovering from a disease or injury, and their medication or treatment is causing them to gain weight.
Maybe they are perfectly happy with where they are on their journey and your judgment could push them in the wrong direction.
Every body is beautiful. No matter what stage of your journey you are in, you are beautiful just the way you are.
Keep in mind that you can want to change your body and love it at the same time, it’s all a mindset.
If you don’t love yourself now you are not going to love yourself when you lose 20lbs. This is because you will always think that you can do even better and never be satisfied with your weight.
However, if you love yourself now, but have a mindset of wanting to better yourself and your health, then you will be happier and enjoy your journey more. This is especially helpful in keeping you motivated because if you are enjoying the process then you will be less likely to get discourage if the scale fluctuates every so often. This is also the best way to make your changes lasting and ensure you live a healthy life after your “goal weight” because you will be less likely to go back to old habits when you reach your goal.
I feel the need to say that you are beautiful even if you aren’t trying to change anything. I don’t want anyone to think that I believe people who eat healthy and exercise are better than anyone, whatever makes YOU happy is what makes you beautiful. Yes, I believe that everyone should take care of their bodies, but as long as you are happy & healthy then that’s all that matters. Everyone is unique and different and that is what makes us all beautiful.
Another thing I feel obligated to say is that I believe it is very important to acknowledge other people’s beauty, without envy. Never compare yourself to other people, find your strengths and what makes you special and embrace it! Yes you can admire others, and even use them to inspire you to work harder, BUT don’t make them your goal. Make your goal to be the best you that you can be.
Above all else, smile and appreciate the fact that you have a healthy body that allows you to do everything you do. And please, remember, keep your judgments about other peoples’ bodies to yourself, you may not mean any harm, but you have no idea how much something you say can affect someone.