Starting this Monday with a positive note…
It took me years to love my imperfections and starting to let go of this obsession of being a perfectionist for everything. When I was younger, I used to be that chubby girl that would get remarks because she played too long in the scorching sun and got tanned easily. Things got slightly worst over the years with high school. I remember being boyish and always having comments of being single while my friends were actively dating. Unlike some of my friends, I would prefer wasting time in sports activities rather than dating with guys. There have been a few times when I tried to make an effort of dating guys but I was just NOT interested.
Physically, I never had the slim shape that most of my friends had but it never really disturbed me unless my father would see that I put on some weight and he would take us for a jog every Sunday morning (Yay for him for keeping an eye on me! ).
Over the past few years, things have evolved or I shall say, I am more mature now (I hate this word by the way. It makes me feel old !). If being into fitness has helped me to build up confidence, not doing it anymore has allowed me to enjoy special times with my friends. I stopped going to the gym ever since I came to Paris. I used to hate it if but now whenever I’m down or I have one of my friends who is pessimistic, I just remember those few lines :
- Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. What you hate about yourself, someone else might love it.
- No one has to be perfect. Life would be too dull.
- Learn to accept and love yourself before.
- There is no use in envying someone else, it might as well not suit you or your personality.
- Be yourself, it works great most of the time.
- Never underestimate yourself. Find your weaknesses and work on them.
- Remember, if someone wants you, they will find time for you.
- If the one that tells you to start losing weight is starving himself/herself to be thin and not healthy, just remember to eat healthy.