This summer, I was twenty pounds over the weight I feel most comfortable with.
I also knew I wasn’t going to be attempting to change that because I was focusing on some personal growth in other areas of my life. I am like most women. I struggle with my body image.
At the pool I was sitting next to my friend. I said to her, “I am working really hard to be okay with my body. I know lots of women would love to have my figure. I want to see myself the way they see me.” I also noted that I look to her for leadership because she seems very comfortable with herself.
She laughed, and said, “That’s funny because I look to you for the same reasons.” We decided that we are rock stars and forever have each others’ backs. She said, “sometimes when I am running I can feel my body jiggling. I start to get down on myself, but then I think, hey! I am out here running!” To which I replied, “Exactly!!!!”
And then she said the BEST THING EVER…“Don’t let Lizzo down!”
For those of you who are not familiar with Lizzo, she is a beautiful woman who is living her best life. She also happens to be overweight, but she doesn’t care and no one cares. She is a goddess. So from now until eternity ladies, when you start to feel like you don’t fit the perfect, impossible shape, just remember, we can’t let Lizzo down. Lizzo is leading us. We owe it to ourselves and to her and to women everywhere to stop this nonsense and start changing the dialogue first with ourselves. #DontLetLizzoDown