Does the number on the scale affect our beauty and our value?

I feel inspired by my past musings… I remember how much those words stung. Just this week I noticed that this time around, I feel less confident in my Afro-Brazilian Dance class because most of the girls are smaller and more fit than me and have dance experience.
It is weird how much I have allowed this to get to me. I shouldn’t compare myself and let other people get me down. The people in my class are all nice and accepting so there is no reason for me to feel this way. We are all on this journey of life.

Love, Peace, and Joy,

❤ Alana Xoxoxo

Living Out Loud

Earlier this week someone came up to me and told me to stop eating because I have started gaining weight.  It caught me off guard because she was very supportive of me throughout the summer and fall when I was trying to embrace a healthy lifestyle and as a result, started losing weight. I was slightly taken aback by her blunt comments, but I decided to take it as a friendly reminder coming from someone who cared about my health.  Even after shifting my perspective the sting still stayed.  2 days later she came back and spent nearly 10 minutes telling me about how I need to stop gaining weight and how it would negatively impact my life.  She also told me that I am beautiful, but would be less beautiful if I continued gaining weight.

I will be the first to admit that I got off track these past…

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4 thoughts on “Does the number on the scale affect our beauty and our value?

  1. The number on the scale does not have anything to do with your overall “fitness”. Muscle weighs more than fat. I have a friend that is PURE muscle…like, she does not have an ounce of fat on her and she weighs 145. Me…I’m a skinny twig and only weigh 125 but I’m not nearly as toned and “fit” as she is. I wear a zero and she wears a 6… I promise you she could kick my butt for sure! don’t let someone elses insecurities get you down. You do you and keep up the great work!!

  2. Ooh, an Afro-Brazilian Dance class! That must be so much fun! Comparing ourselves to others especially for women, is so ingrained and a constant struggle to overcome. What matters most is that you enjoy your class, that the music and movement make you feel good and bring you joy 🙂

    1. Hi Stefanie!
      I really appreciate your kind words. Yes, I don’t want to consider myself to be the jealous type. Life is too short or too long to get down on ourselves. Thank you for reminding me to be Joyful!

      ❤ Alana Xoxoxo

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