So, here's the thing:
I'm a girl who is in shape, but hey, I'm still human. Let me explain...
I can run a 5K.
But I still get completely winded going up the stairs.
I go to the gym most days of the week.
But, I have a lot of days where I just don't move from my bed.
I try to eat healthy as often as I can.
But sometimes, a whole pizza with everything on it is the only thing that hits the spot.
I have muscles that I'm proud to show off.
But I also have rolls when I sit, which I am also proud to show off.
I'm also proud to admit that:
Chocolate is still my stress reliever.
Some days I can't get myself to go to the gym.
Sometimes I eat a bag of Doritos after my workout.
I have days where any remote form of physical activity sounds like hell.
Food is my best friend.
So yes, I'm in shape. But I'm absolutely not the "perfect" in-shape girl.
I'm proud of my body and everything that it can do, and I treat it in the best way that I can. I stay in shape, I run, I exercise, and I eat things that are good for me. However, I'm also a girl who loves herself a burger and fries, who spends a whole day in bed, who has fat on her body and lives a normal life. I have school, work, homework, a social life - my health is absolutely one of my top priorities, but I'm not worrying about how I didn't go to the gym this day or how I ate four cookies that day. As long as I can look at myself and know that I'm treating my body well and I'm happy with myself, I'm good with it.
Your health should be important to you, but your emotional and mental well-being should be important, too. And sometimes, instead of the usual day in the gym, a day in bed is what you need.
Embrace your rolls. Embrace your muscles. Embrace that pizza. Embrace a fruit salad. Embrace your bed. Embrace the treadmill.
You're all good, girl.