Stereotype – how can you be beautiful if you’re anything but perfect?

URGHH straight away this title gets my back up. We are surrounded by stereotypes, we have to look a certain way to be beautiful, have a certain body shape to be hot and dress a certain way to be noticed… erm NO!!!

what the actual F!

Unfortunately the media today has us living in a world where so many of us believe that this is true. I mean if you don’t look a little bit like kin Kardashian or follow her every move then are you even worthwhile??

It literally drains me how women feel they have to inject their faces with crap, slap a ton of make up on, have fake hair, fake eyelashes and fake nails to even come close to feeling beautiful.

Ladies, each and every one of you is beautiful in your own unique way. Why on earth do you want to look like these people.

It saddens me greatly that this is how women feel they need to look. We all have our insecurities but the vast majority of them come from the media and social media.

Are you really under the illusion that these women really look like this? Have you never heard of Photoshop?

I remember an article came out a while back showing 2 pictures of Kim Kardashians ass, one was photoshopped to death, the other wasn’t. Guess what … the woman had cellulite just like everyone else, her bum wasn’t perfectly round, it had dimples in it, because that was the real truth. Not some made up photo that we are meant to believe and eventually fantasize about looking like.

You are perfect because you are you. You should be proud of who you are.

I want to promote body confidence amongst women, if you want to lose weight, then do it for you, not because you feel that the only way you will be noticed is if you’re a twig, likewise if you want to dye your hair, do it for you.

If you take one thing away from this post please let it be this

.. BE YOU.

Fx

The struggle is real

Well I have got to be honest exercising in this heat seems unbearable sometimes, especially when you really just want to sit in a bucket of ice!

That aside, the other thing I have been struggling with lately is the weight I have gained. Now unfortunately it is inevitable that when having a baby you are going to gain weight, and if I am being totally honest it is something I have struggled with.

You see I’m one of these people that because of the exercise I do, I very rarely gain weight, that is unless I decide to have a complete fat week and eat the entire domino’s chain! But it’s not often. Now I am having to accept the fact that my body is changing and no matter how much exercise I do, I am going to gain baby weight. And do you know what ladies … IT SUCKS. It’s hard realising that the little ass you used to have now is a huge thing that needs its own postcode, or the size 10 shorts I used to wear now laugh at me when I look at them. And the hair bobble trick is now fully in use! yes I am using hair bobbles to buckle my pants together.

The struggle is real!!!

All of the above are happening to my once toned body and I am struggling to accept that this is what happens when you have a child! So if people say to you, I only gained 10lbs then good for them, but everyone is different and we have to accept that. Listen to me hey, I really need to practice what I preach on this one but I do know that even though I may have gained weight, I will have a lovely healthy baby and my body will find it easier to snap back into shape once I have given birth.

So, ladies, my beautiful women, I assure you, if you feel that you are going it alone and gaining unwanted weight during pregnancy then I am with you!

The main thing is carry on with your healthy eating and exercising and try and accept that your body will change and them unwanted pounds will creep on but it is not forever!

Let me know how you’ve been getting on with your pregnancy and weight gain

F x