15th May 2017
This is going to be my final entry in the Muffin top diet diary following my body revelation.
I have come to a realisation that I don’t actually care as much as I thought I did. In fact, I think that by prattling on about diets and weight loss, I have perhaps portrayed the wrong message about myself.
I am not self-loathing. I do not speak to myself unkindly about my current weight. Nor am I about the negativity.
In reality, I get on with myself really well. Me, myself and I have a great relationship.
When you look at my blog name, “muffin top mummy”, you may think I’m being self-depreciating. But it’s quite the opposite – I simply enjoy having a laugh. And I don’t mind if it’s at myself. If you can’t laugh at yourself, then what can you laugh at!?
I don’t take very much seriously
What I do take seriously however, is the notion that we need to be kinder to ourselves.
Too many of us are trying desperately to deal with all of the outside pressure of friends, family, social media and random strangers – whilst internally battling the harshest of critics, ourselves.
People can be really shitty when they speak to themselves. ‘You’re too fat, too ugly, too stupid, etc etc‘. And that makes me sad.
If anything, we should be aiming to be our own best friends. If you don’t have your own back, then who else is going to? I know it’s a struggle for some, but I’m here to tell you that it makes life a million times easier. Getting along with yourself, not taking anything too seriously, and finding the funny side will always ensure that you make the best of every situation.
A body revelation – Be healthy, be happy, be confident
I know this is miles easier said than done, but it’s certainly worth striving for.
So that is why, I’m giving up the diet diaries and focusing on confidence instead. Be that body confidence, self-confidence, or even confidence in parenting. It is all absolutely worth working on.
Incidentally, I actually put a pound on this week, despite sticking to the Slimming World principles. But guess what? I’m not bothered. I’ll just try again next week! Of course I’m still aiming to lose weight to be healthy, but I don’t need it to be happy. This is my body revelation.
We only get one shot at this lifetime – let’s focus on loving ourselves as we are, rather than as we think we should be!