Positive Body Image Inspiration

Too long have we been told by the media that our bodies are not right, they aren't beautiful and they aren't aesthetically pleasing, this is a big middle finger to body shame.

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Today marks the beginning of Body Image and Eating Disorder Awareness week :)
This is very important to me, and so many others.
I encourage you all to take the pledge of self love and to embrace your bodies for what they are, not hating them for what they aren’t.
If you are suffering an eating disorder, you can get help. There are doctors and specialists who are happy to help you. Please seek help if you need it. You can recover and you can reclaim your mind and body.

Take care of yourselves!
Happy Body Image and Eating Disorder Awareness Week!

Jessi
xo

Asker Anonymous Asks:
What do you think of songs like Anaconda by Nicki Minaj and Wiggle by Jason Derulo? Do you think they're demeaning to thinner girls that don't have big butts?
positivebodyimageinspiration positivebodyimageinspiration Said:

This sort of thing has been busy in my mind for a while. I have to say that I’m in two minds about it.
Here are my perspectives:
1. Bigger butts have only just started to become the in thing, the same as fuller figured women in general, before that, being thin was where it was at (being thin is still very coveted by the media, though) If you look at it as a way for thicker women to get a bit more representation, I think that’s great! I think it’s quite positive in that aspect.
However:
2. I don’t agree with putting down other body types whatsoever. And while I do agree that more slender bodies are still considered the perfect beauty ideal, I still don’t think people with those slender bodies should be put down and shamed for the bodies they have.

I love All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor, I do. I think above anything else it is a song that encourages women to love themselves and not to worry about what size they are. She focuses mainly on fuller figured women with her lyrics, and and I don’t agree with what she sings about slender women, but she is representing people who are still unrepresented within the media. And as I stated before, it’s a positive song about loving yourself at any size and not conforming to society’s warped standard of beauty.

I haven’t heard either of the songs that you mentioned, but I know from reading a few lyrics of Anaconda that it can be taken as a bit of an insult to women who do not have the bigger booty.

One thing to remember is this though: As popular as a song may be, just remember that you are bigger and better than that song. Your whole body cannot be encompassed or made to feel bad by a song on the radio. And lets be honest - all butts are great butts, no matter their size!

I hope I answered this for you!!

Take care,
Jessi
xo

Asker Anonymous Asks:
i had anorexia 3 or 4 years ago and had lost about 50lbs before recovering. this past year i got back to my highest weight and started not eating again or barely eating and throwing up if i did. i was making small steps to fix this. i havent thrown up in a week. ive been trying to eat once a day, twice if i can. but this morning i had breakfast which i never have, and the urge to go throw up is strong. sometimes i feel like im never going to break free from all of this.. ):
positivebodyimageinspiration positivebodyimageinspiration Said:

You can break free from it, I know you can and I believe in you all the way.
You are doing well so far and it’s okay to have a bad day and slip up, that’s all part of your recovery, but you just need to get back up there, which you are strong enough to do.
If you feel like you are slipping back into your cycle of disordered eating, please, I urge you to speak to your medical professional. They will be able to give you some more advice and help to implement some strategies to help you to stay on track on these rough days.

But just remember that it’s okay to stumble every so often, recovery is never a smooth road, you will encounter problems, but if you stick to it and work toward your goal, and most importantly, you believe in yourself, you will get there. You are doing so well, please keep focusing on your recovery, you deserve that.

Jessi
xo

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hi there, I just wanted to tell you that for the past week I have been suffering with an increase of depression and anorexia, and today I saw your posts on my dash, and everything you do and say to other people has made me so happy. Thankyou ♥
positivebodyimageinspiration positivebodyimageinspiration Said:

You are most welcome, my love <3
Please continue to focus on your recovery, you are doing so well and I am so proud of you. I believe in you and I know that you can overcome this :)
Keep it up!

Thank you so much for your message :)

Jessi
xo

Hello again my petals!
Wow, isn’t this year just flying?! And it’s almost my birthday :D

Let’s go!


Top Five Positive Aspirations:
• I will prevail. I am strong and I can overcome this.
• Everything is temporary.
• I deserve to be loved and respected.
• I am so much more than the tag on my jeans or a number on a bathroom scale.
• I am not ashamed of my body. It can do so many amazing things. I will love it unconditionally.

Top Five Songs To Help You Feel Good:
• Try - Colbie Caillat
• Brave - Sara Bareilles
• Firework - Katy Perry
• John Legend - You and I
• Bom Bom Bom - Sam and The Womp.

Top Five Inspiring Blogs:
http://thepositivemalebody.tumblr.com/
http://randomly-inspiring.tumblr.com/
http://positivedoodles.tumblr.com/
http://ourbodiesselfperception.tumblr.com/
http://beyourself-cece.tumblr.com/

Top Five Pictures To Make You Smile:


Top Five Things To Do If You’re Feeling Down:
• Have a nice, long stretch.
• Keep an emotions and feelings diary and write in it daily. Keep track of how your emotions and feelings change each day.
• Smile. Just smile.
• Go somewhere quiet and take in your surroundings. Breathe in the air and feel nature all around you.
• Write a list of all the things you are grateful for in your life. Appreciate those things.

Thank you all for following!
Please don’t forget that submissions and asks are always open (Asks are always on anon, for your convenience) and I am always happy to answer anything you have to shoot my way :)
Also, feel free to check us out on facebook: www.facebook.com/positivebodyimage89 and on twitter: www.twitter.com/PosiBodyInspo

Thank you all, so very much. Stay positive and stay happy!

Asker Anonymous Asks:
While I am a strong believer in self love and positive body image I find myself to recently feel differently, I have always been "thinner" I have been trying to be healthier, I go to the gym 5 times a week and I eat what I like, I now notice this is not a healthy balance as none of my clothes fit anymore. today i was faced with the reality that I need to 'diet' I'm now terrified because I have an addiction to food, I can't tell anyone as they will laugh. Please help me i'm so scared.
positivebodyimageinspiration positivebodyimageinspiration Said:

You can still be healthy and eat the foods you enjoy.
You’re going to the gym, so you’re burning a lot of energy, so for that, you need to eat lots of protein like meat, fish and chicken, and fruit and vegies. But this does not mean you cannot indulge!
Do not deny yourself food, sweetpea. Who told you that you need to diet? If you’re hitting the gym five times a week, you shouldn’t really need to do all that much dieting, perhaps just adding more fruit and vegies to what you already eat.

If you are concerned about this, it may be something to bring up with your doctor as they may be able to provide more insight than I can. But as I mentioned before, you’re working out a lot, a massive change to your existing diet shouldn’t be all that necessary.

Please let me know how you go, sweetness.

Jessi
xo

Asker mint-kitten Asks:
I think that website the anon was talking about (if it wasn't the one you put down) may have been the Marisota one, where you select what you think you look like and then it shows you how you actually look after you put in your measurments. Regardless, it's a great tool to use anyway! It made me feel so much better about myself! If you google "marisota body shape" it should be the first link that comes up :)
positivebodyimageinspiration positivebodyimageinspiration Said:

Yes! That’s the one!!
Thank you so much, sweetness