Body positivity is a social movement initially created to empower overweight individuals, while also challenging the ways in which society presents and views the physical body. The movement advocates the acceptance of all bodies regardless of physical ability, size, gender, race, or appearance. (Source: Wikipedia)
But I am not here to quote or say that body positivity has a definition.
Take a few minutes, maybe read this when you drink a cup of coffee, because I am going to take you with me through my journey and what body positivity means for me.
As everything in this life, I think we should define in our unique authentic way movements or things that can apply to ourselves. In a way I always hated tags or to be in the same pot as others, on the other hand, well, I could feel I am part of that community.
Everything started when I came into this world. I was a healthy baby, a bit over 3 kg and until I realised who I am and what people told me I am, well, I used to be a happy child, even if since I was super small I could be aware of good and bad. I am not here to tell you about the challenges I faced, but I want to share the story I said to myself and how that shaped the woman Lexi.
Since I was around 10 years old and my body started to transform, some people started to tell me I am fat. I used to be bullied and called names year after year and that became part of me. Somehow I let all those words to sink in my mind and soul and be part of my body.
The more I wanted to not be seen, to not be noticed, the more people would see me, the more my body would expand.
And then my doctor said I look like my father and his relatives, that’s why I am chubby. And then the doctors discovered I have a lazy thyroid, a syndrome that I have been born with and so on. I would say to myself: “It is what it is, that’s why you’re fat, that’s why people call you names and you will never be happy or healthy or enjoy life.”
Fast-forward I have started ( more than 2 years ago) through my company to discover personal development – books, affirmations, gratitude – this did not just changed my reality and the way I see myself, but I just had that “AHA!” moment when I discovered that my true self was hiding somewhere inside me because I let the words of others shift my own reality.
What I want to say is that since I have changed my nutrition, the way I speak to myself; since I have a morning routine, well, without making medical claims, I am healthier, my thyroid it is normal; ok, my syndrome can’t go anywhere, but I HAVE STARTED TO LOVE MYSELF.
I truly think when you accept the way you are and you start working on yourself, that actually means body positivity.
Well, I know this is a movement nowadays, I know some women claim they eat what they want and they are happy, but from my point of view, health it is important! You can have whatever you want, in small portions and you can enjoy life. Of couse, we can go in more details and I can say that also how you combine aliments it is important too! Sometimes we make the mistake of letting our life being led by food when actually food it is our fuel. Don’t get me wrong, we all have the freedom to choose what we want, but this article it is my story, the way I define body positivity and I wrote it in the idea that maybe someone, someday will be inspired by it.
If you follow me on Instagram, probably you have seen I am entitled “Healthy Curvy Motivator” and I will tell you why. I am collaborating with Number 1 Nutrition company in the world, Herbalife Nutrition and I am guiding, mostly women, to be healthier. As most of them are curvier and wants to be healthy and I motivate them to stay on track – well, from there comes “Healthy Curvy Motivator”.
And as a conclusion, it is not only about nutrition, we should nurture our mind and soul as well. And this is what I do through my work, through this website too. I want to share as much value as I can to help you feel good, to be yourself again, to live life to the fullest and stay in present.
Because we have one shot at this life, who knows what is after, why shouldn’t be happy now, to love ourselves now, to have a healthy mind, body and soul now? 🙂
If you find this story inspirational, share it with your friends and family. You never know how this can change someone’s life.
I send you love,
I send you light,
I hug you tight,
P.S: Today around the world started the month when women are celebrated. In Romania it is called “Martisor“. Happy Spring and may your life blossom as a flower! I wish you all the best and may all your wishes to become true! ❤