The Do You Movement

We’re already halfway through January and I’m still thinking about New Year’s resolutions. What were your resolutions this year? I’ve seen a handful of resolutions over social media and a lot of them are very similar… healthy diet, lose weight, workout more etc etc.

I’m not gonna lie every year one of my New Year’s resolutions is to lose the weight, especially the weight I decided to pack on from November to December. But, this year I didn’t make any resolutions and just decided to pass. It’s been interesting watching everyones Instagram stories and seeing them plan out their fitness calendars, talk about whatever diet their on…Keto, Whole 30, etc. Even down to the very popular dry January. It’s a lot of the same.

Then on the other hand I’ve also noticed another trend happening this year that I have never seen before and that was the “love yourself” preach. I follow a variety of different bloggers – fashion, lifestyle, travel, fitness, and body positivity bloggers. I saw a trend this year from the body positivity bloggers and it was a lot of opinions and preaching to other influencers to “love yourself”.

I’ve noticed some people preaching that our resolutions aren’t the right ones to have and that losing weight is shameful. I know a lot of these girls are just trying to give friendly advice but, at the end of the day my only opinion to everybody out there with any goal is to really just DO YOU!

Whether that’s wanting to go on a diet and lose 10 pounds (obviously the healthy way) that’s okay, do you. If you want to work out five times a week, awesome do you. If you want to “Dry January” even though I’ll be drinking at the bar alone, that’s cool too do you. If you’re comfortable in your skin and you love your body that’s wonderful, do you.

I will say…shout out to all my body positivity babes out there who have so much confidence, more confidence than I will ever have. I love you girls and I think it’s absolutely amazing how strong you are but, just remember some people aren’t as confident as you are. Some people don’t feel comfortable enough to show off their perfect peach or able to embrace their curves. So, if their goal is to lose a couple pounds and hit the gym more,  just let them do that because maybe that’s what makes them feel confident.

What I’m trying to say here is that there is no right and wrong with your individual goals and people shouldn’t judge you for it. Everyone has their own goals and everybody wants to strive for something. As long as you are happy than just do you! Let’s not pass judgement nor criticize. Basically don’t put in your two cents, cause no one asked for your change. Let’s support each other, love each other, and help each other towards our goals. At the end of the day we all deserve the opportunity to be happy.

We really shouldn’t change how other people feel. We should focus our time on doing what makes us happy. Whatever that may be…. just DO YOU!

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