Why We Can't All Be String Beans
So this has been bothering me for quite awhile. And if you're bothered by venting, leave my thread this instant.
One day at my old place of work, a few of the supervisors (myself included) were talking and for some reason it came to the subject of weight. We all scoped each other out and then compared wrist sizes. To my dismay, the three other people in charge had little petite wrists, whereas mine was thicker and more "manly." The look on their faces was equal to a cold hard slap with a cod.. they said something like "We're just build differently."
For awhile I used to really loathe that about myself. I don't have a very girlish figure. I have really really wide hips, an hourglass shape, but no chest, wide ankles, wide wrists, strange hands, and big feet.
Everywhere we go and there is someone more lean than I (despite me eating healthy and working out) my dad makes a comment about them having a "wasp waist" and somehow makes me feel as though he sees me as being too big. But it's not me, it's my anatomy.
Keep this under wraps, but I can feel my ribs very easily. I have no inch of fat on my body except for my caboose and thighs, the rest is pure muscle. I can't change the width of my hips or my waist size. Unless I want to turn into a skeleton, I can't ever become a 2. I'm a 5 or a 7 (it depends), which I'm fine with.
I guess I just wanted to let everyone know that you can't be a certain size or a certain shape. You can only be you, and as long as you're healthy (apologies to those on my FB as this was my status haha!) then it's all good! We shouldn't drive ourselves crazy over measurements or pounds.. but over-all health.
It's like with a horse with a stocky build (like me) versus a little teacup Arab. There is no way that they could ever be the same, perhaps they weigh 200lbs different than one another. Doesn't mean one is fat and one isn't.. that's just what works for their body type.
It breaks my heart to see people so upset because they aren't a certain number. I used to be the same way.. anything more than 129 and I'd flip out. But I've stopped weighing myself and I'm only focusing on how I feel and what I eat.
And hey, there's a certain charm to my slightly thick bone. If I was any weedier I wouldn't look nearly as good on my horse either, because he's a little thicker boned as well.
You just gotta love and accept yourself, and work hard towards the goal of becoming, or maintaining, a healthy body (and spirit!)
That is my near 4am thought for you all.. and now I can look back at that time when we compared wrists and laugh about it. There should be no need to compare yourself to anyone, ever.
"Strength is the ability to use a muscle without tension"