Perfectly Imperfect

I am perfectly imperfect. 

You are perfectly imperfect.

"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made" -Psalm 139:14 

Have you ever looked in the mirror and felt you didn't belong? Our first thought goes to our bodies right? We don't feel that we are the size that the world perceives is the way that we should be. We don't feel that we are accepted, loved, or beautiful because of the images that are shown to us of the idea of beauty and perfection. We want so badly to be that person, but we also want so desperately to be accepted as we are.

We are taught to seek perfection on a daily basis. You must actively pursue better relationships and better jobs. You must get better at what your body looks like, what your hair looks like, your skin, your nails, your clothes, and your accessories. You create who you are every single morning and throughout each day based on the decisions that you make, you subconsciously know that you are "judged" and your character is created based upon these decisions. You so desperately want the newest trends, the most money, the most perfect hair and the most perfect car. You become anxious from all these thoughts that constantly flood your mind, so then you realize that the idea of perfection is not wanting to be as perfect. Then, you try to become more perfect at being less perfect because that's the movement right? The pressure continues to build.

You ask yourself where you belong. You ask yourself why you don't have more friends or what's wrong with you that you are outcast. You feel pushed away because of the color of your skin. You feel it's not okay for you to be concerned about your body image because you're a male and that makes you even more anxious. You may be a male that is shorter than most, and that makes you feel inferior or a woman who is taller than most, and that makes you feel left out. You feel outcast because of the gender that you find attractive. You feel separated because of the religion that you choose to practice. All you want.....is to belong. All you want....is to be accepted and to be loved. 

Who determines the standards? Where will it stop? 

You are perfectly imperfect. 

The pressure builds and builds and the beautiful news and the movement we want to create is that no matter your gender, no matter your body type or your skin color, you are perfect in your own imperfect way. 

We will always have differences. We will always have society telling us what the perfect body looks like through a campaign but we can also stand firm and confidently tell them that they do NOT define us. Look in the mirror and say it out loud. 

I am perfectly imperfect.

I am perfectly imperfect.

You will not define me. You will not shake me.

We stand in confidence. We stand in unity. We stand in love proudly. 

The perfect body comes in all shapes, all genders, all races, and all sizes. 

And we will forever be #PerfectlyImperfect

 

I have partnered up with Ledbetter, Inc for this movement that they have started. Join them on the facebook group( https://www.facebook.com/LedbetterCampaign ), add your picture to show that you stand firm with our movement and hashtag #IamPerfectlyImperfect . 

It's a beautiful movement by Ledbetter, and I'm excited to watch the continuation of growth. 

In love,

Katie 

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