The beginning of the new year can be daunting for many people. January is known for packed gyms and people shaking around their homemade salads at their work desks. There is enormous pressure to make new year’s resolutions, and many center around losing weight and getting healthy. Although there is nothing wrong with wanting to make healthier choices and losing a few pounds for your mental and physical well-being, many people aren’t doing it for the right reasons. They aren’t doing it for their health; they are doing it to attain their dream body.
The “Dream Body” Epidemic
We all have it. This image in our heads of the “perfect” body that will make all the problems in our life disappear. The body that will finally make us happy and give us time to enjoy ourselves, our family, and our friends. The dream body. The body we envision when we’re standing in line registering for a gym membership. The body we see when refusing to let go of those old, tight clothes that don’t fit us anymore.
Our society pushes us to believe that we need to change, that we aren’t good enough the way we are that we should be ashamed of the food and treats we indulge in over the holiday season, so they can profit off our insecurities. So they can give us our dream body, but the truth is that this dream body doesn’t exist.
We constantly change and cycle through phases in our life, especially as women. From childhood to adulthood to motherhood, our opinions, hairstyles, beliefs, partners, and homes all change, but we still have the same body. This skin upon bones is ours to keep and cherish. We only get one.
Often, we think that if we lose weight or get our body to look like someone else’s, we will feel whole and at home, but we are home. This body is our home, and accepting that is a freeing experience.
This new year, don’t feel pressured to run to the gym or buy an expensive waist trainer, do something for yourself that doesn’t require you to change because you don’t need to!
At The Pouting Room, we understand society’s pressures on women to look and act a certain way. Our goal is to get you to see yourself for who you truly are and realize that you already have your dream body. Everyone deserves to feel comfortable in their skin, and our boudoir photography sessions can positively impact your self-image.