I saw a quote on pinterest earlier today (I don’t know the original author) that said
“It’s no longer about being skinny, it’s about being fit and healthy.”
I really struggle with explaining this to people. I am constantly getting “but you are so skinny already” “maybe you need to eat more” “get this girl a hamburger” “oh it’s always those skinny girls that like going to the gym” “oh you don’t even have to worry about that”
Well in all actuality, I do have to worry about it. Yes I am skinny in most people’s eyes, but I busted my butt to get here. My family has a running joke that I am the fat, ugly, sister, with chubby cheeks and bad hair…. Yes it sounds horrible, but it truly is all in good fun. However, at certain points in my life, all of the above were true statements. Instead of accepting myself as those things, I changed them! It’s always been an uphill battle, but I’m willing to make the climb.
So when people say “you are already so skinny” — I work hard to look the way I do.
“maybe you need to eat more” — I eat 4-5 times a day, I just know how to manage calories/carbs/fat grams.
“Get this girl a hamburger” — please do!! It’s not about restricting, it’s about moderation.
“Oh you don’t even have to worry about that” — EVERYONE needs to worry about their health.
“Oh it’s always the skinny girls that like going to the gym” — there are days I dread going, but I do it anyway.
And there we have it……my 2 cents ;-)