Love your body enough to keep it healthy

I may lose some friends after this… but Put away your torches and pitchforks.. and just LISTEN. 
I love the “love your body” movement. I love that so many people are accepting who they are and not judging others. But, here’s the thing… I hate that the love your body movement has turned into “screw my health”. People are ok with being obese and continuing an unhealthy life style. People are ok with shortening their lives because junk food and relaxing is more important. 
We should love our bodies and we should love them so much that we want to keep it healthy and functioning properly. We have ONE body, we don’t get another one. We need to take care of it! Now, I know some of you are going to argue that over weight doesn’t equal unhealthy. You may be healthy NOW, but eventually problems will occur. Obesity causes diabetes, chronic diseases, heart problems, and even cancer. I don’t know about you but with health problems like that, it’s not worth risking so I can eat a bunch of junk and not be active. I also know that you can be “skinny” and be very unhealthy. Which brings me to my point…. this is NOT about being the perfect size or being a size 2. This is about fueling your body with the proper nutrition and working out for at least 30 minutes a day. We need to do these things to love our bodies and keep them going. 
For me, I don’t want to be fat. I’m sorry but I’m not ok with being this big. I lost 50 pounds last year and felt amazing. I didn’t care how I looked on the outside but on the inside I felt great. I had more energy, was happier, my body didn’t hurt, I could do things I couldn’t do before, I felt HEALTHY. This year, I stupidly fell off the track and gained those 50 pounds back. And guess what? My body is in PAIN. My ankles hurt, my back hurts, my legs hurt, I’m out of breath walking up a simple damn flight of stairs. This is what obesity does to you!! And now I’m fighting to get back to a healthy body. I’m fighting to be be a good role model to my children And show them how to live a healthy life. I’m fighting to make sure that I am around for as long as possible for my boys. You can change too, you just need to reach out for help. Love your body, love it so much that you’re willing to do whatever it takes to keep it HEALTHY. 😘😘

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