so I haven’t been on my fitness tumblr for a while. i’ve been on my art blog happily making lots of new pieces. i started to follow a lot of feminist blogs. i’ve even been making art work for them! it’s super. not only that though, following very body positive, sassy, powerful girls has given me a new perspective on how we treat our bodies. by no means am i saying that we should drop all the progress we’ve made and forget how far we’ve come. i am saying that we should really give ourselves credit for being just the way we are as well. there is always room for improvement. there is always critical thinking. but there must be a place where you, no matter what size you are, say “damn, inside this body is a fine ass soul. i deserve everything” and its really that simple. running fitness blogs and being bombarded with images of people with perfect bodies is inspirational but also daunting. there will always be a desire to be better, but what is the point of a beautiful body without a beautiful mind and personality? once again, i ask my followers to re-evaluate why they want the body they want. remember to always take a step back and appreciate yourself. yes, you are working. but what are you working for. be honest with yourself. if your mind is not with the program, your body never will be. you will never be satisfied with your body. if your mind is sharp and thinking for itself, any body will do. your body is a vessel and you should love it and treat it with respect.