Not everyone is a runner. Not everyone can do hours of yoga. Not everyone wants to lift weights. Not everyone wants abs. Not everyone aspires to be shredded. Not everyone wants to count calories. Not everyone wants to be vegan. Not everyone likes the gym.
We’re all different. So stop worrying about what others will think, and just find what works for you. Not anyone else. YOU.
"Even if it makes others uncomfortable, I will love who I am."
- Janelle Monae (via hustlinginspiration)
You don’t have to justify your body.
If you’re thin, you don’t have to say ‘but I eat all the time!’/’I have a fast metabolism!’
If you’re fat, you don’t have to say ‘it’s genetic!’/’I’m trying to lose weight!’
You don’t need to explain to anybody why your body is the way it is. Your body is YOUR body, and that’s all the justification you need.
Challenge #7-Support System.
So the person to initially get me into recovery and stop me from dying has to be my mom. She didn’t force me into recovery but she nudged me and was a huge reason I decided to get help. Sometimes I get annoyed with her pilot mom-ing but I know she just cares about me and wants me to be happy and healthy.
The second photo is of my friend Elaine whom I just met last year in D.C. and she helped me through my relapse when I was there. It also was nice to have someone to talk to who also had a history of ED struggles and didn’t think I was crazy when I was going through tough ED-related shit.
Lastly, my puppy Maisy is just a lovebug and a beacon of light so she always makes me smile and it’s hard being stressed about life when you have a puppy licking your face.