I Love My Body, And So Should Every Other Woman In The World

I Love My Body, And So Should Every Other Woman In The World

Wear what I want, eat what I want, do what I want

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Just last week I wore a bikini for the first time ever. And let me be the first to tell you how scared I was about it. I looked around me and saw girls with beautiful figures and perfect tans. I looked down at myself and saw a chubby stomach and skin as white as Casper the Ghost.

But that's okay. This is the body I have. I'm working to make it better by exercising, but just because it isn't "ideal" or "perfect", that doesn't mean I can't love my body. I do love my body and that's why I decided to wear the bikini. That's why I decided to start exercising and eating better. I'm not quite where I want to be, but I'll get there.

For a really long time I found it difficult to love the body I am in. I always hated the way my legs look in shorts and how one arm is more toned than the other because I used to work in a deli. But everyone has little imperfections. It is genuinely impossible to be perfect. But I am who I am. I'm funny. I'm kind. I'm full of passion and curiosity and eagerness to do something great. And I can do all of that in the body I'm in. I'm thankful I have a healthy body. I am able to move around and get from Point A to Point B. I can see, hear, think, breathe, move, and learn. That's all a body really needs to do. And mine does its job just fine.

So I'm going to wear what I want. If it's a 90 degree day, I'll wear a crop top if I so please. I'll wear short shorts, too.

I'm going to eat what I want. If I've been outside all day, I'll indulge in some ice cream to cool myself down. I'll eat some fruit to hydrate and give my body the vitamins it needs.

Learning to love your body is a true journey. Some days are better than others, but every day you are one step closer to genuine happiness and acceptance of who you are.

On difficult days, I will look at myself in the mirror and tell myself three things I love about myself. Each time I will mention something different.

Day after day I get more comfortable with body I'm in. Day after day I learn to love myself more.

I've learned that what's really important isn't necessarily how your body looks, but how it functions. Health is by far more important than aesthetics, and so is happiness.

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12 Things Only Low-Maintenance Girls Understand

I promise we aren’t lazy, just easy going.
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Sometimes low-maintenance girls are looked at as lazy or sloppy. But in reality, I think low-maintenance girls are just so confident in who they are that putting in that extra effort isn't important to them.

Here are 12 things that only low-maintenance girls understand:

1. Leggings or sweat pants and a T-shirt is your normal everyday outfit

Why spend the day uncomfortable in some tight jeans or mini skirt when you can lounge around in some comfy clothes? We aren't here to impress anyone, we are just trying to sit back and chill.

2. Makeup is a special occasion

If you catch a low-maintenance girl with makeup on, take it as a compliment. We are trying to touch our face and rub our eyes as much as we'd like without makeup getting in the way. Not to mention, we wouldn't dare spend over $15 on some foundation.

3. We would rather stay in with a movie then go out for the evening

Something low-key and low stress always sounds better than spending the time, and the money, for a night out. I am perfectly content with taking advantage of my $7.99 monthly payment for Netflix.

4. You're always the first one ready

While your friends spend hours doing their hair, makeup and then finding the perfect outfit, you sit around and wait. Your 10 minutes thrown-together-look gives you time to nap while everyone else takes their sweet time.

5. When you say you "don't care what we do," you really don't care

Seriously, a date night off the McDonald's dollar menu is fine by me. I am not expecting you to wine and dine me on a big extravagant evening, I'm just trying to get a Big Mac in my mouth.

6. Your messy bun isn't a fashion statement, it's actually just your hairstyle

We aren't about to spend time curling or straightening our hair everyday. Every day is a good day to throw your hair up into a ponytail or bun.

7. The extent of your jewelry collection is one pair of earrings and maybe a necklace

Who needs more than one pair of earrings? Diamond studs match everything… right?

8. And your shoe collection is even smaller

Should I wear flip-flops or Converse?

9. Shopping isn't exactly your favorite thing to do

Who has patience for finding the perfect designer brands or finding the best fit? I am perfectly content with my T-shirts and leggings. One size fits all.

10. Your favorite gifts are the sentimental ones, not the expensive ones

A homemade card or a small gift that makes someone think of you is forever better and more meaningful than an expensive present. I don't want your money, I just want to know you thought of me.

11. You don't put in the effort to chase after a guy

I'm awesome and I know it. If a guy is worth it enough to be in my life, he can come after me. I am not down for any games or players. Just someone who embraces my low-maintenance qualities.

12. You are always the first person to help someone out

Giving your friends a ride or lending them two dollars isn't a huge deal. Just helping someone out gives you peace of mind. Everyone should have time to help a homie out.

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3 AMAZING Reasons To Cheat On Your Significant Other

It's super easy!

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Sike. Gotcha.

1. There aren't any

Seriously? You actually thought I would condone this pathetic, childish, immature, unfaithful behavior? Shame on you.

If you were actually looking for reasons to cheat on your partner, thinking this link would help you, shame on you.

2. Don't be a piece of shit

Don't do it. Even if you think they deserve it because they cheated on you or YOU THINK they cheated, don't lower yourself to that asinine level. Be mature.

But if YOU are thinking about cheating, or currently are in any way, you're an ass. She/he can do SO much better without you. The best thing to do if you want to mess around with people that don't matter is just to leave. You're already in a different mind set, not caring about your S/O's feelings, so why drag them on? Be mature.

3. Leave them if they do

To those who have been cheated on but chose to stay with them: you're an idiot. I don't care what the circumstances are. If they cheated, you know they are fully capable of doing it again. If anything, they just figured out new ways to get away with it better or longer.

Get out of that shitty relationship.

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