I’m going to make a self check here.
What do I have what a pretty girl is supposed to be having if I follow the rules of the magazines>
Big boobs> Hm…well, absolutely no…I never had them :(
Tiny nose> No, mine looks normal but not tiny
Big lips> Gosh, I was born with very thin lips
Great skin> I’m 31 and still have acne…I have terrible skin, no matter what I do :(
No pores> I do have pores!
Tiny bum> My bum and hipbones are huge, I can’t change this since I cannot cut off my bones
Nice teeth> My teeth are terribly small, they don’t look like those Hollywood teeth
Flawless feet> My feet are not nice looking from all of the workouts and running
Soft skin> Wow, the inside of my hand is with very thick and ugly skin from lifting weights/doing pull ups so much
Pretty face> I could win an award in a horse face competition. Have you seen my chin?
Being max 25 years old> Well, I’ve past this stage a long time ago
Having a model look a like boyfriend which isn’t older then 25 either> Well, that’s certainly not the case here…I love my partner for who he is…and he doesn’t look like a model at all.
Wearing designer clothes> Since I have to change 5 times a day due to all of the workouts I do, I simply cannot wear expensive clothes…if I would have paid a fortune for all of the 20-30pair of sports bras I have, I would be very poor by now.
Skinny calves> With my calves I could compete with any wrestler and football player
Small ears> One of my ears could fly me to the Bahamas… that’s for sure ;)
Beautiful hands> I have lost two fingers and got them operated back on my hand. They look far from perfect.
Good Smell> …I tell you…after workout session number 4 I definitely don’t smell like a perfume store anymore ;)
Looking good in any clothes> Ah…no…just…no!
Looking cute in the shirt of your boyfriend> My boyfriend is 16cm smaller then me…he is more likely to look cute in MY shirts ;)
Tan> …when I stand in front of a white wall then you couldn’t find me anymore. I’m as pale as a vampire.
…I could go on and on and on…
So what do I have then?
Long and toned legs> Hooray…at least something! But please don’t look at my calves!
Defined abs> Yoooohoooo! But they still aren’t perfect looking because my muscles look uneven!
Toned everywhere> …yeaaaahhh…but noooo…means toned on my chest area as well…which means again> No boobs :(. I can’t afford a plastic surgeon!
so…after this list here I should actually either shoot myself, go to a plastic surgeon, complain about how I look like 24/7, be depressed, dream/wish to be someone else, feel ashamed for myself, never show myself to anyone in public (especially not my face…only until it’s fixed by my plastic surgeon of course ;)) and just simply hate myself to death and hope it makes me prettier.
I can try to accept what I have and make the best out of it.
I can start to love my height and maybe my funny ear isn’t so bad at all. My partner loves it!
I can start to actually appreciate my bulky calves since they carry me through very intense workouts and never get tired.
I can start to like my small boobs since boobs don’t have to be big to be pretty. My partner loves them and calls them cute :) I was ashamed for them for many years until I found out that there is nothing wrong with it.
I felt ashamed for my face…so much that sometimes I didn’t want to speak because I thought it might show my features even more. I got bullied at school because of it. Now I like my face :)
I also had to accept that I cannot be polished for every workout session. My feet get dirty from working out barefoot, my clothes stink from sweating, my hair is a mess from moving/jumping around so much…I just cannot be as “perfect” as the girl on the cover of a magazine.
I will also never be the tiny, cute, skinny hushy pushy little girl for my partner…since he is much smaller then me, older and weaker (he does’t work out). You know> There is nothing wrong with being the strong girl! We don’t have to be fragile…strong can also be very beautiful!
What I mean with this post is NOT to change your likes or dislikes towards certain looks. There is nothing wrong in finding big boobs attractive and being happy that the shirt of your boyfriend doesn’t burst when you try it on ;)
But what I do want to say with this post is that we shouldn’t only love what others have but what WE have as well.
We shouldn’t only find others acceptable but we should find ourselves just as acceptable and lovable.
This is not a post to say that you/we are wrong…I made this post to say that you are RIGHT!
And now put the paper bag away from your face, your body, your whatever you don’t like and live!!!