Kiara M. Swanigan, CPT
Sometimes, social norms can place unrealistic goals into our minds by telling us to drink certain miracle teas or wear certain body equipment, or take diet pills and we'll look just like the person in the picture. The world has become so deceitful for monetary gain and in turn have given young girls false hope. After so many attempts of doing what's popular, i.e fad diets, some don't quite get the desired results, which can translate into failure. Its not failure, its just not how your body is made; and that's OK!
There are 4 different body types, we all fall into one of them. To give a visual, there's the hourglass, the pear, the apple and the banana. The current standard of beauty, (per the world) is to have that perfectly proportioned hourglass shape. This is why we see body shapers, and body trainers now, because we want that hourglass shape SO badly. Can you picture an apple with a waist trainer on? Or even the banana contorting to look like the hourglass? Its absurd right?! All of them are beautiful, there is no need to change form to be "Beautiful" in the world's eyes. An apple is an apple, and that is what makes it perfect.
You are unique, EMBRACE that. Some of us have small breast, some of us have large butts, some of us carry most weight in our legs, while others hold weight in the upper portion of our body. We are who we are meant to be.
Now, let's get to down to business. What IS important is taking care of your body from the inside out. Regardless of you body type, it must be healthy, you must maintain it to live your best life. I've personally struggled with making the right choices in foods whether I'm out enjoying myself, or home relaxing. The idea is to control the mind and make the decisions that your future self will thank you for.
I've created this list so that you may find it a bit easier to decide on that slice of pizza, or that fresh leafy green salad!
Stay strong, and stay tuned into Birthday Bodies for more tips and tricks!