Everything in Moderation: the story of a thick girl (to read full article, link in bio)
I did not see the natural beauty of my body.
I look back on pictures when I was in college and think, my body was on point, but in those moments, I was body-shaming myself by trying to be someone I am not.
All I could think about is wanting is a flat stomach, tight arms, and a firm butt.
Although, there is nothing wrong with wanting your body to look a certain way, I did not love my body for what it is. I had to learn to accept myself for who I am and embrace the body that I have.
Here are the moderate steps that I have been taking to focus on loving my body: *Say five things I love about my body, every day (read my post Anti-Body Shaming): *When I look into the mirror, I focus on what I love about my body, not what I want to fix *Step away from the scale *Talk to friends and family about my struggles with my body image *Blog about my health journey