Hey All…it’s your resident “monthly blogger” Nichol. ( my official title since I seem to blog only monthly..ooppsie!). I always intend to blog more often…but hey, life happens and I get lazy (eekk!). I am def not a perfect human being…I get pulled in many diff directions, take on too many projects or get laid up on my couch nose deep in a Netflix series (can I get a raise of hands on who’s with me on that??) Sometimes we just gotta roll with the punches and do what we feel like doing. Some days I’m a rockstar knocking out my “to do” list like Mike Tyson and other days I’m a lazy rockstar who does what she HAS to do…and then spends my free time watching Netflix or my DVR shows like it’s my job. Hey….sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do….and sometimes that involves a whole lotta of nothing in my book. So anyway…there’s my excuse..my life summed up into a paragraph.( haha)
So, a random thought I had…..I was reading a blog the other day and it was really empowering. It really made me think and realize…this chick was onto something. She was talking about how we all strive for the “perfect body” and why we need to STOP and just love what we have…RIGHT NOW. Guilty as charged!! Totally me…..I’ve always been this way for as LONG as I can remember. (yes, I too suffer from this….I’m a girl and I’m human:) ) As much as I really hate to admit it…..I’ve been mean to myself and my body. Telling myself “You’re fat”, “Why are your thighs SO BIG!”, “Ugh, I need to lose blah blah blah weight!”. Pretty sure MANY of us have this inner dialogue with ourselves. It’s an everyday battle for me….something I consciously work on daily. It’s hard man…really hard. We have celebs, magazine covers and all these things around us that try to tell us “how we should look”. I catch myself wishing I looked like so and so….or totally focusing on a part of me I hate. I’m human……BUT after reading her blog I started to think “Why am I wasting SO much time focusing on these things that I don’t like or want to change??” I know that focusing on those things DO NOT change or help a thing. They only bring me down and make me forget all the things I DO love about me. Her post opened up my eyes to STOP bullying myself and just rock what I have while continuing to create a “Healthy Nichol”. I don’t need to look like Jlo(although she’s got an amazing body!), I don’t need to look like you…..I need to look like ME. Body Shaming is such a crazy thing…..we shame ourselves, we shame and judge other people…..it’s a violent and vicious cycle we MUST stop! So today….I’m asking each of us to look in the mirror and focus on something that we LOVE about ourselves……not something we hate. The more we love ourselves, the more we can love others.
Until next (month..haha) time…..Love, light and positive energy : )