Personally I take care of myself out of love for myself not hate so it’s not my style. Yes everyone has insecurities and you’re not going to love every part of yourself, but making the connection between hating yourself and therefore engaging in exercise (which obviously is one of the most important parts of self-care) rubs me the wrong way.
I don’t know. People have different priorities. Wanting to change something you don’t like can be hugely motivating. Her wording was a bit harsh, but honestly I get what she’s saying. And I do think negative thought is preferable to foregoing exercise altogether, so long as it’s not being used as a form of purging. Exercise is incredibly important when recovering from a health condition and for overall mood and function. So I say do what you need to do to stay active, even if that means sulking at your thighs in the mirror.
Sarah is being body shamed and called anorexic while recovering from a health crisis. She’s focusing on her health and weight to feel better about herself and move along in reclaiming a strong and slim body. Anyone who has ever lost weight (mostly muscle) rapidly due to a disease and experienced the terrible lethargy that comes with being skinnyfat understands this.
But yeah, the not liking something and wanting to change it... isn’t that why we’re all trying to be significantly underweight? Because we don’t like what we see or how we feel at a higher weight? We don’t like how our clothes fit? Or not feeling petite and graceful? Being underweight definitely isn’t the ideal human body. There are plenty of health risks associated with it. I’m not in the slightest pro-ana or any bs like that, but I’m also not deluding myself into thinking this is all out of self love.
I don’t mean to offend anyone, but I’m also tired of seeing people consistently netting 400-500 calories each day pretending that it’s just this overwhelmingly positive and healthy thing.