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Sweat Problems
Recently I got a girlfriend for the first time and while it was great for a while, things have kind of gotten a lot worse. I went to her house after playing rugby and as soon as I walked in she started to gag and kicked me out. She told me I just smelt awful and was sweating way too much. She said it was like I'd been spat out by a giant frog. Now that I've noticed it, she's right. I sweat so much it is unbelievable. Somehow just walking up stairs makes me drenched completely. I always thought I sweated normally but yesterday I went to a gym and just watched through the windows at people sweating and its so much less than me. I feel disgusting...
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Everyone has doubts
I watched a movie/doco recently called 'Embrace' about a woman who posted a before pic (when she was a body builder) and an after pic (after she had kids). The photo got 100 million hits and sparked a global conversation about body image. We're always being told to love the way we are but when the media photo shops someone who is already beautiful ('perfect') it sets an impossible standard. We are all measured and judged by how close (or far from) that ideal we are. Maybe we're heading to a time where body diversity is embraced, or maybe it's been like this forever. I struggle to like my body even though everyday it allows me to live. I wish I could celebrate rather than criticize my body. I'm sure there are lots of people in the same boat (and even more drowning under the weight of self loathing). If that's you please reach out to me and the others who want to stop comparing and start liking the way we are.