Summer Body Goals? Nah! LOVE MY BODY GOALS? Hell Yes!
My loves, I’m about to go on another rant.
I can’t help it.
We live in a society that is so focused & preoccupied with physical appearance, materialism & instant gratification.
These values have (unfortunately) formed a distorted, misunderstood & flawed definition of beauty & a culture that has not only taught us that outer beauty is more important & valued than inner beauty but that has also pushed us to crazy extremes (which, ultimately lead to deprivation) in order to meet & attain said “outer beauty” standards.
BUT what if I told you that all of that was superficial?
That it didn’t matter?
That life is about so much more than that?
That the risks associated with obsession over those trivial things are not worth it?
That you could live a happier, more outgoing, FREER & an overall MORE BEAUTIFUL LIFE if you stopped for a second to reassess your values & to question their worth?
OUTER BEAUTY DOES NOT DEFINE YOU.
REAL BEAUTY IS ABOUT WHO YOU ARE ON THE INSIDE.
HOW YOU INTERACT WITH THOSE AROUND YOU.
& most of all, IT’S ABOUT HAPPINESS.
It’s about the moments you feel free & real.
The moments you feel proud.
The moments you feel alive.
The sensations that ignite flames of confidence inside your soul & warm your heart.
It’s about falling in love WITH YOURSELF BECAUSE OF WHO YOU ARE & NOT BECAUSE OF HOW YOU LOOK.
It’s not about the nights your hair stayed intact. The nights you looked skinny in that crop top. Or the thigh gap when you wear that skimpy bikini.
BEAUTY IS IN THE HEART MY LOVES & THE WAY YOU LET IT SHINE THROUGH TO THE WORLD!
Our bodies are simply the shell that allows us to radiate & share our experiences, accomplishments & moments with the rest of the world & NOBODY CAN DEFINE THAT.
BEAUTY IS ABOUT BEING ALIVE & NOBODY CAN DEFINE WHAT IT MEANS TO LIVE, BUT YOU!
And so, when the next person asks you what your “summer body goals are”, look them in the eye & tell them that SUMMER BODY GOALS DON’T EXIST.
TELL THEM YOUR GOAL IS TO LOVE YOUR BODY FOR WHAT IT IS & TO LIVE IN IT HAPPILY, whatever that means for you!
& If that means ordering two scoops of cookie dough ice cream when it’s scorching hot out, or devouring a three-cheese oven-baked pizza on a terrace with an ice-cold beer or margarita, SO BE IT!