Georgia- Self Love Bestie
Your body does not deserve to be hated. A little bit of self compassion to your body and your mind on this journey is hard work to get started on, but once you cut yourself some slack and realize that your body is not the enemy, things do get easier.
Introducing the vivacious and heart led Georgia! She is our newest Lulah Co ambassador! We wanted to work with @georgiaisspiffy because of her gorgeous and infectious high vibe energy, and her clear commitment to being her best self- especially when it comes to redefining the way she relates to her body and movement!
Come chat with Georgia and get to know our bestie!
What is something that you would like other plus size women to know?❤️
Be kind to yourself. It’s easy to fall into a pattern of negative and hateful self talk, but it’s so important to remember that you have done the hard work to get yourself to where you are today. Even if that is just alive against tricky circumstances, that is such an achievement. Your body does not deserve to be hated. A little bit of self compassion to your body and your mind on this journey is hard work to get started on, but once you cut yourself some slack and realise that your body is not the enemy, things do get easier.
Tell us wee bit about your personal story with your body and movement ❤️
Being fat my whole life, I have tried everything. I was told to watch what I eat from my earliest memory, and I was bullied right through primary and highschool for being fat. I grew up hating this body before I even knew what self hatred was. I yo-yoed between binging and disordered eating, crash dieting, tried all the weight loss supplements and skinny teas that I could get my hands on. I never understood people who enjoyed exercise - I thought that everyone hated it, and I thought that it didn’t count unless you went so hard you spewed every time. Needless to say it never worked, I always felt like shit, and even when I lost tonnes of weight and reached beyond my ‘goal weight’, I realised I still hated myself. Healing was bloody hard work.
I went to therapy and learned about my inner child. Connecting with my inner child has been life changing in my journey to self love and relationship with movement, and it totally reframed how I viewed exercise. Combined with the realisation that being fat isn’t a bad thing, I have finally reached a place where I can exercise with joy. I can celebrate what my body can do, I’ve learned my limits and I can push them without punishing myself. I eat what is yum and also what makes me feel good, and even on the bad days I know that good days will come again soon. It’s not perfect but it’s progress, and it’s so nice to not spend all my time hating myself.
What is a health, well being or fitness goal you’re working on?
I have committed to doing an act of self care every day until I’m 30 (I’m on day 46/728 now) so making sure I honour that commitment is super important to me. Some days it’s as simple as sitting with some positive thoughts and reflections, and other days I’m working out and journaling and eating nourishing food all in one day. So the act varies, but I’m aiming for *something* every single day.
What do you love about Lulah Co , our products and community? ❤️
I’ve been following along on the Lulah co journey for a year or so now and I feel a bit like a proud mum seeing what Lulah has grown into! The messaging from Lulah about body image and self love is so so important to see on social media. Having a brand that is exclusively available for plus size bodies is so special and honestly it’s just really nice to feel like the main character and not just an after thought for once!
If you want to keep up with Georgia you can find her over on insta @georgiaisspiffy !