“When I die, my tombstone won’t read “looked like she had some postpartum weight to lose.”
Or, “had cellulite.”
It won’t read, “used to have six-pack abs and doesn’t anymore.”
Or even, “looked huge while enjoying her infant son’s very first boat ride.”
When I die, I *hope* my tombstone reads something like…
Loved fiercely, enjoyed every moment, lived knowing every day matters.
Life is too short and there are too many beautiful things to miss to let our brains be consumed with thoughts about our bodies and food. Your brain space is too valuable to waste it on these things that ultimately won’t matter in the end.
Is taking care of ourselves important? YES. Is prioritizing health important? YES. Is obsessing about and picking apart our bodies important? NO.
Don’t miss the moments. Please stop calling yourself fat. Please stop making negative comments about your body. Please stop thinking your value and worth are based on your aesthetics — because they’re not.
You have to actually TRAIN and REWIRE your brain out of these negative thinking patterns. You have to actively recognize the negative thoughts you are experiencing, remind yourself of what is TRUE, and turn those thoughts around.
Remember, our FEELINGS may not necessarily be true, so don’t let them be the rudder of your ship. Your value and worth aren’t defined by your size, body appearance, or cellulite.
Shine bright, beautiful friends ♥️♥️♥️”
Paragon Athlete and Badass Momma, Piper R