What does being comfortable in your own skin really mean?

9 min readAug 25, 2020

I’ve had a few revelations in the past months regarding the way I’m thinking about my appearance and why I care about it so much. Because of this, I managed to give up on some complexes and genuinely love myself and the way I look. Moreover, I got to the point where I have clear goals which help me stay focused and organized when it comes to exercising and nutrition.

The journey

I’m 25, 1.69 m tall and my maximum weight was 66 kg.

I share my mom’s body type. We both have the hourglass shape. The easy translation is that even if we don’t take care of our bodies by eating healthy and exercising, we still have balanced proportions, although we get bigger. Because of this, it was very easy for me to enjoy all the foods I ever craved, ignoring the quantity and the fact that I wanted it at 2 am. I was also a firm believer that I will never be into sports and exercising, since it looked like I didn’t need it. However, a few years ago my metabolism decided to surprise me and started aging along with me. Even if I was still able to “look good” with the right clothes, I started to understand that my body is not that “perfect” anymore and that it is eventually reacting to everything I’ve done to it.

Ah… the pain and all the feelings I’ve had during the past years because of this…

I felt angry, frustrated, sad, guilty, ashamed, ugly, helpless, spiteful, judgmental with myself and especially with others. I constantly…