Orange you happy?
Well then you have to do something about it...
Like every other woman in this world I suffer form insecurities. We all have those things we don't like about ourselves and would much rather change. No matter how many times someone tells you, you're beautiful and no matter the amount of compliments you receive, you always find yourself being drawn back into those insecurities.
This is a problem that most women if not all women deal with and I'm pretty sure that a bunch of males can agree too. After years of being happy and then unhappy with the way I look (it's basically a yo-yo effect), there are a few thing I've learned. I'm hoping to share these things with you and have you realise that you're not alone and that each person is fighting their own battle.
The first thing I've learned is that you have to give yourself some time to feel sad, it's only natural and you have to go through it in order to get over it. Now I'm not giving you the excuse to wallow in self pity for months on end, grieve, feel sad and then put it behind you.
The second thing I've learned is that before you can change your appearance you need to change your insides. By insides, I mean the way you think, and your out look on life. You are responsible for your own life and actions and therefore only you can get yourself healthy. Make a decision to live a better life and actively stick to it.
The third thing I've learned is that there is not one way of doing things. Do some research and find out what works for you. Choose things that suit your schedule, that isn't too hard otherwise it will be difficult for you to stick to. This could be a simple eating plan or making plans to join a workout group.
The fourth thing I've learned is that what you put inside your body is really important, this is where I struggle the most. I know most of you guys have seen what kind of foods I eat on my Instagram and it's terrible 80% of the time and that's because I live with Hishaam and go to too many events but as I've mentioned before you are in charge of your health and happiness and therefore there is no excuse,.
The fifth thing I've learned is that it takes time, there is no short cuts to a healthy and fit life. You have to be consistent and dedicated, and sometimes you might fall off the wagon, as people say, but all that matter is that you get right up and try again.
We can only take this one day at a time but if you continue with it and stay consistent you'll soon realise it's becoming a part of your life. The only reason I'm able to write this blog is because I've been through all of this and I find myself once again unhappy with my body. I need to make the change and start from scratch. It's hard, it always is but it's so worth it in the end.
I really hope this post helped you, if you have any tips or comments please comment below and let me know if you've been through a similar experience.
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