I will admit it, I am a chronic player of the comparison game. Anyone with a heartbeat is fair game for me to compare myself to. Whether it is their outfit, their personality, their makeup, and especially their body, I cannot help but compare myself to others. It is what brings me the greatest amount of stress and pain in my life. Comparing myself to others is the reason why I feel disappointed with my body and myself.
I will look it another woman and see a flatter stomach or better arms and cuter hair and find myself worthless and useless. I use those comparisons to bring myself down. I hurt myself over and over again with these comparisons and it needs to stop.
You are you uniquely you. You have traits and features that others would kill for and that makes those around you love you, so embrace them. Why be someone else when you can be yourself. I try to remind myself of these things every time I play the comparison game.
Today I came to the realization that every body is different and that is a great thing. We are all designed differently and that what makes us unique. Yes, you can build muscles, and abs, and create definition in your body, but we are all built a different way. Some people are built slender, they can eat and eat and eat and gain no weight and remain thin. While others are built heavier and with more curves.
I know that I was not built to be skinny. My body has never taken to that and it would take a lot of effort for me to get to the same level as someone who is built slender or someone with a really flat stomach.
Yes, I want to lose weight, and yes, I want to craft a more fit body, but I have to stop comparing myself to others. We are all designed differently and our different compositions make us beautiful and strong. I love having a big booty, it is one of my favorite things about myself, and I can recognize that without comparing it to anyone else.
Focus on embracing the beauty in your differences instead of looking at others as a way to compare your progress. We are all built differently, remember that!