about 4 hours ago
I didn't get the chance to workout today, even though I really wanted to. I started thinking of how this will totally set back my progress, and how I just desperately want to feel confident in a bikini--which, of course, is code for looking thin in a bikini.
And then I thought: How can I promote self acceptance, self love, if I don't practice it? How can I tell people that fitness isn't about looking thin, but about being healthy? How can I say that weightloss shouldn't be the goal if that's all I'm thinking of when I miss a workout?
As I've mentioned before, I'm still working on all of this myself. Fitness is about the journey, not the destination. Fitness shouldn't be about being thin and looking a certain way in a bikini by society's standards, but about being healthy on the inside (which you can't tell by just looking at someone, by the way). Fitness should be about how much I love my body--about challenging my body and conditioning it to be strong; about eating nutrients that my body needs to function at it's best; about reaching a state of mind where I just unequivocally fall in love with myself. Being thin should be an afterthought, if a thought at all.
So, here I am. I'm reminding myself, and working on my own thought process: eat nutritious food, live life, challenge your body, and love yourself.