Nobody’s body is the same, there is no one right size. There is your size and your body and that’s what you’ve got. If you want to try to change that because you feel you’d be happier or healthier then the best of luck to you but if you’re only doing it because you feel like you have to, to please others then it’s not worth it. You shouldn’t have to feel like you’re not good enough as you are, just because the media and society makes you feel like you don’t “fit”.
The medical definition of body image according to “merriam-webster.com” is: a subjective picture of one's own physical appearance established both by self-observation and by noting the reactions of others.
Being that our body images are subjective shows that even the people we see as fitting our own personal image of “right” might not feel that way about themselves. A poor body image increase the risk of extreme weight/body control behaviour. Extreme dieting, exercise compulsion, laxative abuse, vomiting and smoking have all been associated with negative body image. The main contributors to a negative body image are comments made by friends and family members (be it about themselves or you), the level at which we compare ourselves to others and exposure to idealised bodies versus normal. The idea that our own perception of our bodies could be affecting someone else’s perception of their own isn’t nice, right? It’s a lot harder hearing that someone you know is upset with their body than knowing you, yourself are isn’t it? Think about one of your friends, now think about all the horrible things you’ve probably said to yourself/ or thought about your body and now imagine saying those things to them, or hearing them say that about themselves? I wouldn’t like it.
So with all this in mind may I suggest a different resolution? “Learn to be more happy and confident in myself” It might not be easy, and it could take a fairly long time to overcome whatever level of dislike or lack of self-satisfaction you may feel but I think it would be a lot better than constantly putting ourselves down and feeling bad about being ourselves. So yeah, celebrate your body because it’s the only one you’re getting so you may as well try and enjoy it… I apologise if this came off cheesy, cliché or preachy but I just wanted to say it and as it was my turn to blog I felt it was fitting. Anyway, Happy New Year and the best of
luck with whatever you decide to do with it.