There is always some kind of controversy behind body image in our society. One minute we hate models because they are “too skinny” and portray an unhealthy image of beauty. The next day, fitness models are being attacked for being “too muscular” giving people the impression that achieving health is impossible because the of various ignorant fitness beliefs.
It is disturbing that people blame “fitspo” or fitness imagines on self-esteem related issues. The word “fitspo” is disturbing in itself, but this blame as a whole is just another way to point the finger as to why people are unhealthy and unhappy. Take some responsibility of your own crazy and work to heal yourself to fight against. It doesn’t matter whether you believe these imagines are damaging or motivating because they will always be there and there is nothing you can do about it.
You will always have two choices – Spend your energy comparing yourself to other people and feeling bad about it or work on yourself to be a better version of you.
Of course the media can portray better examples of beauty and health, but the reality is that no matter what is out there (skinny model, fit model, plus size model…etc) someone somewhere will always have something bad to say about it.
Beauty and health does not come in one package.
Fitness is not one shape, body type or form of exercise.
Happiness and confidence can’t be handed to you externally.
Stop blaming other people for your problems and take some time to recognize where your problems actually come from. Find a therapist, start a blog, research what it takes to get to your goal or ask for help in which ever way you think you need it. Make the choice to live a better life because you deserve it! The sooner you focus on you and only you, the happier you will become.