AM I STRONG IN THIS?
A typical question, that girls ask when they are trying on new clothes, is “do I look fat in this?”
Social media causes us to second guess what we look like. Making us think that we have to look and act a certain way, which is not the case at all. We do not get to see what happens behind the scenes of the people we follow, so we shouldn’t be trying to look like them
What we should be asking is “do I look strong?” It does not matter how you look in that dress. What matters is how you feel on the inside. I have a problem when people call me skinny, because I don’t feel skinny I feel strong. I love the way I am and its not because I may fit into some stereotype. I want to feel my best, not anyone else’s best. Its not about the size dress we wear. Do you feel strong?
Key To Feeling Strong
Food and Exercise
Can I just say I love to eat, haha. Though, food and exercise go hand and hand. You have to eat foods that make you feel good. You don’t have to go on some diet to loose a bunch of weight. That wont help. You should make the way you eat a lifestyle, something you wont be changing in short period of time. It’s a life-style for a reason. Following some strict diet plan for a week will not make you look the way you want to for a life time.
Exercise will help you to reach your goals. As I said it goes hand in hand with your eating. I like to do exercises that will lengthen my muscles rather than bulk them. Pinterest is a good place to go for workouts. Or if you have ever been in PT (physical therapy) like me, I just do a lot of the workouts I did in there.
Alone Time With God
Spending time reading Gods word and listening to what he has to tell you, will definitely make you a stronger woman. Ask and you will receive. God wants to make you a stronger woman! He wants to use you to do amazing things. That wont happen if you are constantly comparing yourself to the people around you.
Now I am not saying I perfectly follow the tips I just gave, I slip up every now and then. We don’t have to constantly get things right though, we don’t have to be perfect!
Strong is the girl who is working towards self love. Strong is the girl who loves her body despite what media says it should look like. Strong is the girl who is going to break standards. By no means are any of us going to be perfect. Jesus is not looking for someone who is perfect and has it ll together. He knows we are a mess and He still loves us.
Make the choice to be strong today!
46 God is our refuge and strength,
a help always near in times of great trouble.
2 That’s why we won’t be afraid when the world falls apart,
when the mountains crumble into the center of the sea,
3 when its waters roar and rage,
when the mountains shake because of its surging waves. Psalm 46