When I first got her usual email alert about how to have the so called "Perfect" body and I saw her photo (See below), I was saddened. Because I loved the way she had looked before. But the photo made her look fake, unreal and totally unhealthy. I was upset. But as we humans are curious beings, I thought to watch the video. And it made me SMILE.
Cassey Ho's "Perfect" Body (She was photo-shopped by the way, incase you didn't notice...LOL!)
We humans have a way of setting unnecessary standards for others and ourselves. And sometimes we say hurtful and mean things to others and ourselves when they/we do not meet those standards we set. After given birth to my son, I was determined to lose all the perggie-fat and look hot again. But by the time my son was 9 months I was still looking fat (to my own standards) and I wasn't happy with how I looked. Though I got comments saying I had lost some weight (I'm sure they were just trying to console me). And sometimes I got comments reminding me of how fat I still was (Some were just trying to help while some just said it to annoy me). Any how, one day I just decided to live and eat healthy, that was after bumping into Cassey's site and I got inspired. So I took a month to flush my system and started a healthy eating program to help not just my belly fat (which was my target area) but my whole body. Check out my post on how and what I did to keep my body and my self content.
NOTE: I didn't do this for ANYONE....I did it for MYSELF because I wanted to look at my self and be happy with MY BODY not based on what people said but based on what I SAW and FELT about ME. That helped a lot because today I do get loads of nice and interesting comments from people "Oh my gosh! You lost all your preggie fat! What did you do? Teach me!" And when I tell them what I did and what I'm still doing they say "Oh no! I don't think I can do that!" Well, they have not been inspired yet....when they are they'll do so...lol! I'm NOT condemning anyone because it was not easy for me. But I knew what I wanted and I got that result, that's what matters. At least now I know what to do and how to handle my body when I get preggie again *wink*
Now the moral and lesson of this post is for us to LOVE our body. It can be hard, especially when we are not so happy with what we see. But if we don't learn to LOVE our body we would not learn to take care of it the way we should. Yes, I didn't like what I saw when I looked at the mirror about 5 months ago, but I had to first appreciate it before I sort how to take care of it and help it look as healthy and beautiful as I want it. The best way to take care of your body is to EAT HEALTHY and EXERCISE. All them supplements for losing weight and surgeries, in my own view, are not safe. Gradual change is safer and healthier that drastic change. And remember, everyone's metabolism is different. I have a fast metabolism that's why I got a result in one month. Others may take about 2 to 6 months before they see changes. During that process LOVE your body. Don't let anyone tell you how you should or must look because its YOUR body NOT theirs.
Writing this post just makes me happy. And I thank Cassey Ho for inspiring me and many others to learn to LOVE and HELP our bodies no matter what.
Happy body loving! *wink*
Some loving inspiring "Love Your Body Quotes"