I choose to honour my body instead of social #expectations
Growing up chubby, I really understood what social expectations and judgements look like.
I spent the first 30 years of my life trying to achieve the perfect body so I can be accepted.
I finally did in 2015. I was 48kg and had my ideal six-pack.
2 years ago, I literally got up one morning and realised even though I had the body I thought I would love, sweating it out in the gym day in day out, was just not me.
I decided to stop exercising, go with what I feel like and what gives me joy.
What went on from there, was a whole lot of internal work. I learnt to listen to my body, accept... I mean truly accept me, myself and my body from the inside out.
I knew it was time last month. I started going back to the gym on Sundays, and this month, I'm slowly 1 day during the week when I can, when I want to.
Same exercises, but very different motivation. Instead of honouring what society wants me to have and expects me to be, I'm going in with love and compassion for myself.
I'm now #eating #healthy and exercise because I choose to honour my body and do things that make me feel happy, joy, energised and in my body.
Don't do things because others want you to, but because you #deserve to be the best of you.
With love, Lala xx