What is the perfect body type? Skinny and lean or skinny and soft? Muscles and curves or straight and no muscle? Big round bum or tiny little bum? Big breasts or tiny perky ones?
We live in a society that women feel pressured to look a certain way. We spend thousands on hair, makeup, clothes, supplements, breast implants, eye lash extensions, nails, botox, you name it. We live in a society that expects instant results, and money can buy most of it.
Through marketing, companies can influence the way a person may think about themselves just to buy their products. As female consumers, supplements for instance, overwhelm us with many promises of magic pills to lose weight, increase energy, reverse aging and muscle gains. We get confused, overwhelmed, and doubtful that anything will work because we go through life trying to sort it all out with little to no understanding of these products. It becomes a chaotic merry-go-round.
In a world where we have no patience for results or dedication, we try to move to quick solutions which never get us anywhere. Then some of us take it to a more detrimental place because they have not claimed acceptance of themselves within. Then starts the low calorie diets, anorexic behaviour, bulimia, hours of cardio, plastic surgery and steroid use.
These are the people who fail to recognize themselves as anything but good enough.
As females, we consistently strive to be beautiful and to feel good about ourselves. It's normal. But sometimes things are taken too far. We expect more from ourselves, we expect to look tighter, to have better abs, to have smaller legs, we push ourselves and push ourselves, only to fall in the pattern of self-sabotage.
We push our bodies into exhaustion and destruction, only to do more. We feel we could have worked out longer or pushed harder during our run, and we fail to see the signs of self-abuse.
Body image in our culture has become to represent who we are and who we will be, and if we are good enough or desirable enough.
IT HAS BECOME A MEASURE OF YOUR SELF-WORTH
Recognize yourself as a winner and you will win every time.