Where every Tuesday: I confess.
Confession: I was told by an 8 year old “Your butt jiggles really weird when you walk….like….A lot.”
TO DEMONSTRATE THE JIGGLE
After I picked my jaw off the floor, I told him it was not polite to comment on any woman’s butt.I laughed but then part of me thought “Is that true?” “Why did he say that?”
Then I got defensive “My butt doesn’t jiggle. It’s muscular.”
And then I instantly started thinking “Ugh, I need to lose those 5 lbs.” (as if I could really make that come right off my butt)
All of this was followed by sadness, “I’ve really been working on my squats, deadlifts, hip thrusts, and all things backside. Is none of it working?”
Why was I letting an 8 year old have an affect on me? But isn’t that true in all of life? Why do we let comments from others really bother us?
Ultimately, only YOU are in charge of how comments, talk, jokes and anything anyone says to you affects you.
YOU get to choose whether you laugh, cry, joke, feel crushed, become overcome with sadness, anger, or any other emotion.
So the next time an 8 year old tells you that your butt jiggles really weird when you walk (AND demonstrates) try to remember that YOU get to choose how you react and how you let it make you feel. No one has power over your self talk, your self love, or your self worth.
My jiggly butt and I are off to have a great week. “We” hope you will too.