a friend texted me today: "your body is a huge goal of mine... i really love how amazing you look and how you embrace yourself. spring cooper = fitness goals!"
she said that immediately after receiving this photo from me. so i instantly thought "she's only saying that bc i know how to take things at amazing angles that make me look better than i am."
i then had to sit with what she said for a minute and think "she has seen me in a swimsuit; she knows what i really look like."
all week i've been feeling bad about my body: comparing myself to others and judging myself. sometimes are harder than others and sometimes i can't identify why. this week was one of those times. i heard my head yell eating disordered thoughts at me several times this week and weekend. some of the times i was able to talk back to it; some of the times i was not. (that doesn't mean i ended up binging and purging; it means i ended up believing what it said too much of the time.)
believing harsh thoughts your head screams at you sucks. it's hard enough when someone else says something. but when you tell yourself something, you sometimes forget that you CAN fight it.
but the thing is that you can always rephrase. you just have to remember that you can. thank you rachel for reminding me.
lighting? check. angle? check. filter? check. perfect selfie? check. perfect body? every body is perfect. including mine.