I just read this article about Blogilates creator Casey Ho and just can’t believe it. Casey is an awesome role model. She offers up free, quick pilates workouts to thousands of followers and while I don’t follow her that closely, I’ve found out my 13 year old sister is a big fan of her and I have been so proud that this woman is a role model to my sister. And then I read that people have been writing negative comments to her about her body. About how she’s too fat, doesn’t have a 6-pack, about how she needs a bigger thigh gap.
So she created a video and photoshopped herself to what her critics told her she should look like and then she posted a picture and still people commented – telling her she looked good! What?? The woman is trying to help show a positive body image and to love yourself and people still don’t get it.
Are you kidding me people??? When will this stop??!! We need to stop body shaming people and stop body shaming ourselves. Love the body that you have! I know that we all have things we need to change but what is wrong with being proud of who you are and what you’ve accomplished? I’m the 1st to admit that my body is a long way from what it was pre-baby and when I look in the mirror I see legs that need toning and a belly that pouches out more than I’d like it to. But guess what? I grew a human in this body. I created a life! So no matter what shape my body is in, you can bet I will be proud of it. I have rocked bikinis 3 months postpartum and 13 months postpartum and have loved every single second. And I have been way more focused on my little girl than what mama looks like in her 2 piece.
It just makes me so sad for little girls out there. Little girls and teen girls and 20 somethings who are have negative thoughts about themselves. I wish I could give them all a hug and tell them how awesome they are and how they have so many people who love them and how they’re doing great things to change the world and who cares is they don’t have a butt or if their thighs touch.
I am scared to have to raise a daughter. Her world is so much different than mine. I can’t imagine how much harder it will be to grow up with all of this technology and insta-ness. I can only hope that I can raise her to love herself, most importantly from the inside 1st! True beauty is what’s inside your heart, not on the outside.
We all have imperfections but that’s what makes us who we are, what gives us our uniqueness, what makes me me and you you and I hope that through more posts like Casey, people who are influencing these young girls, we can make a difference.