HEALTHY LIVING: Body Confidence

The past week or so I've had a huge knock body confidence wise all due to some comments on a photo

For the first time in ages, I felt like I looked good enough to post a photo of me. If you go through my instagram 90% of the photos are food that Teddy has cooked for me. I'm not brave enough to post a million selfies of myself so this meant a lot to me.

At first I was getting comments like 'you look amazing', 'all that hard work has paid off', but then the mean ones came. 'You should eat a burger', You've lost so much weight you look weird'. Nice right? The worst one is the fact that my mum met a old school friend while she was out and told her I looked like I wasn't being fed! So I had to deal with my Mum on the phone for half an hour telling her I really do eat!

I figured I should go on the scale to see if I have been going a bit hard on the healthy living front but...I had put on five pounds! I know, I know those scales aint loyal, but I found myself asking how can I be that weight yet still being called skinny?!

I've checked my BMI... healthy. All these tests to see how healthy I actually am. It just made me wonder what counts as too skinny?! Before the weight gain I was naturally skinny and people made me feel bad for it. How long is it going to take for people to stop the body shaming on both ends of the spectrum?! Its not nice and its mean!
To be honest I'm sick of it. Sick of being ashamed of how I look, or having the body of an 'ironing board'. So get used to see my face and body on my instagram guys...I just got confident!

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2 comments

  1. Mariah you look absolutely fantastic and I can tell from that picture you also look super confident :), and insecure people can perceive that confidence as a threat to themselves, they never want to see someone else looking better than them. To be honest what they say about others says more about them than about the ones they're talking about. This may sound like a cliché but the important thing is that we feel comfortable in our skin. Every future picture of you looking great will be a response to our irrelevant their opinion is. Cheers :)

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  2. Have people not got enough going on in their own lives they have to judge others?!
    And can't they see that you do eat judging by all the photos - hello, you made a pie the other week! ha
    Ignore them - you have a great figure *body envy*
    xx

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