Hi my dear ones=)
So, today I am gonna talk about body ideals and to be proud of your own body.
I am 44 years old, have gotten 3 lovely kids and before my first son I almost never worked out. Long walks, yes, but not a hard workout and no weights. After Seth came I started to work out 6 times a week and go on a very strict diet which led me into an eating disorder. I was so thin, so weak and depressed and when I came out of that I said to myself to never go back! I weighed 48 kilos and could only lie on the couch cause my body was just to thin! Today I weigh 70 kilos and I can play with my children and be a good mother and wife, I so prefer those kilos on me.
It´s hard cause the ideals of today are to be thin as the models, even for older "ladies" as me and also in the workout industry the ideal is to look thin but with lots of muscles.
Not thin but stronger=)
So how do we, women, find a balance of living healthy, eating quite ok, exercising to keep us healthy AND not try to look as the thin models?
Well, it take a lot of work but for me, I have accepted my body almost to 100%. Of course I have days when I find it to big and my clothes sit to tight but that is almost only when I have "that" time of months and am swollen from that.
Other than that I love my body and as you know, I don't always dress it so well (some of my older stage outfits) but I believe we need to learn how to dress our body and sometimes that´s hard. I still don't know it all but I am getting there and I exercise and eat well BUT I also accept that I this is my body and this is how it looks=)
So accept your body and if you want to transform it, do it with exercise and good food BUT don't starve yourself! I was a boring, depressed person when I was ill and only ate an apple a day so don't go that road… its just not worth it!
AND remember: those who look perfect in instagram and so on, spend HOURS of fixing the right angle, put the perfect make up on and erase lots of photos! Here in these photos I have no makeup, no retuch and look as I do.
Love and light,