You don’t have to change the way you look.
You have to change the way you see yourself.
Recognize that the size of your body does not dictate your worth as a human being.
You are so much more than a number.
Your weight does not define you.
Remind yourself that the scale is just a piece of metal.
It may be able to measure how much you weigh, but it can’t measure the size of your heart.
A scale can’t calculate how many people love you or the positive impact you’ve made on their lives.
It can’t measure your intelligence or what kind of friend you are.
It doesn’t take into account your passions and goals and morals and dreams and attitude and they way you treat others.
All it does is to tell you your relationship with gravity.
And in the grand scheme of things, that number is such a small part of who you are.
When the people who love you see you, they don’t see you as a number—they see you for who you are as a person. They see beyond what you look like—they see your soul and your spirit.
Instead of trusting the negative voice inside your head, trust the people who love you.
Trust that they love you for exactly the person you are.
Trust that because the size of their body does not factor into whether or not you love them, that the size of your body does not factor into whether or not they love you.
Have faith that although making peace with your body and finding freedom from your negative thoughts isn’t easy, it is possible.
It starts when you begin to challenge the thoughts telling you that you aren’t good enough and adopt new, self-loving and accepting beliefs.
It starts when you get off the scale and start living your life.
It starts when you engage in life and recognize that the way you feel about your body doesn’t have to hold you back.
It starts when do things you’re passionate about and realize that pursuing your dreams and doing what you love is so much more empowering and fulfilling than losing weight.
It starts when you begin creating relationships with people over your relationship with the scale.
It starts when you stop defining yourself by the way you look, and start holding onto who you are as a person and all the wonderful things that make you, you—things that have absolutely nothing to do with weight.
There is nothing wrong with your body.
It is perfect in it’s imperfection.
And it’s enough.
You just have to give yourself permission to love it.
- blogventures likes this
- thingsthatverbme reblogged this from internal-acceptance-movement and added:
- peanutbutterhealthytime reblogged this from my-wishful-shrinking
- chung-lee reblogged this from my-wishful-shrinking
- savingskinnyforlove reblogged this from my-wishful-shrinking
- ussi77 likes this
- softballlover88 likes this
- aerialarea reblogged this from nhiam and added:
- alohaaprilrose likes this
- be-wasp likes this
- somekindofspark likes this
- dontsweatitman reblogged this from w0rkout-life
- 0hufancyhuh reblogged this from insaneverse
- kelsietomlin reblogged this from imbringinghealthyback
- girlinasmalltown likes this
- healthyass reblogged this from w0rkout-life
- cupcakes458 likes this
- kattelaine likes this
- chelseajazz likes this
- jouvenceimmonde likes this
- nomoregordita reblogged this from w0rkout-life and added:
- live-byfaith reblogged this from staystrong-andjustkeepswimming
- staystrong-andjustkeepswimming likes this
- justagirlwithfreckles reblogged this from w0rkout-life
- badbitchtransformation reblogged this from w0rkout-life
- american-getaway reblogged this from gr4ffitikidz
- gr4ffitikidz likes this
- gr4ffitikidz reblogged this from w0rkout-life
- w0rkout-life reblogged this from imbringinghealthyback
- under-myskin likes this
- joynine7 reblogged this from insaneverse
- brainfart92 reblogged this from livinglikeagiraffe
- ineffablemotherfuckerineffable reblogged this from u-niversalhappiness
- hungryavocados likes this
- fortheunheard reblogged this from my-wishful-shrinking and added:
- lovemelike-iloveme reblogged this from skinnyydarling
- fithillary reblogged this from imbringinghealthyback
- forever-healthy-me reblogged this from noralobb
- svelteandlivingwell reblogged this from imbringinghealthyback
- your-little-bonsai-tree likes this
- peccatuss reblogged this from endless--insecurities
- endless--insecurities reblogged this from littlerecklessbitch
- gym-freak likes this
- jseventysix likes this
- cottonwhiteroses likes this
- juliagetsbetter reblogged this from learningtoeat
- skinny-jeans-now reblogged this from imbringinghealthyback
- learningtoeat reblogged this from imbringinghealthyback
- littlerecklessbitch reblogged this from imbringinghealthyback
- u-niversalhappiness reblogged this from livinglikeagiraffe
About The Movement:
My name is Daniell, and I am the creator of the Internal Acceptance Movement (I. A.M.)
Need support? Have a question?
The Internal Acceptance Movement is an online space that advocates self-acceptance, healthy body image, recovery from self-destructive behaviors and addictions, and the acceptance of all people, regardless of what they look like, who they identify as, what they have been through, and where they come from. I. A.M. is a space that offers support to those battling their inner demons and strength to continue fighting when all hope seems to be gone.
I. A.M. represents the idea that as human beings, we aren't defined by anything external, such as our weight, appearance, body shape, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, clothing choices, income, occupation, or background. But that instead, it's our internal qualities--our character and attitude, our passions and dreams, our soul and spirit, our heart and capacity to love, our goals and morals, and the way in which we treat others--that are truly self defining.
Whether you're battling an eating disorder, self-harm, alcoholism, drug addiction, depression, PTSD, low self-esteem, anxiety, self-hating thoughts, poor body image, or any other mental health condition or self-destructive behavior, I. A.M. exists to remind you that you are NOT alone in how you feel or what you're going through; that it's okay to not be okay, and that you don't have to face this pain alone; that things can and will get better; that healing and recovery are possible; that there is nothing wrong with who you are; the who you are is enough; and that you are deserving of happiness, love, and acceptance, always.
I'm here if you need me: whether it's support, someone to vent to, a question, or you just want to say hi--know that this is a safe place and that you aren't alone. If I don't respond immediately, know that I'm not ignoring you. I will message you back at my earliest convenience. If you have an emergency or feel that you want to hurt yourself, please, please call 911. I'm not a therapist or a mental health professional of any kind. If you're in danger, you need to ask for help from people who can adequately support you. Sending you love: Daniell