Let’s Talk Cellulite

Let's Talk Cellulite | StephGaudreau.com

Let’s talk about the C-word, shall we?

I’m referring to cellulite.

I have. You probably have it. If you’re like 90% (yes 90%!!!) of women, you have had some amount of cellulite in your life. Even guys get it.

I’m healthy. I’m strong. I have a perfectly healthy body composition and yet, I still have cellulite. And I don’t give a damn about it. I also have a gigantic squiggle varicose vein that runs most of the length of my left leg. See it? I’ve had it since I was 21 (yes, way before I lifted weights).

Why do I tell you all this? It’s because my body isn’t perfect and I make no apologies for it. The media tries to make women (and men) think we are less than because we have bumps and cellulite and stretch marks and all the things NORMAL BODIES HAVE.

Even really fit, totally healthy, super strong, thin / toned / whatever you wanna call it people have cellulite. A lot of it is genetic. A lot of it is affected by age and the elasticity of our connective tissue.

But here’s the thing: Do you let your bumps and rolls define you? Do you judge yourself for the imperfections that every human has? Are you trying to improve your body from a place of loathing or frustration or hate? (Hint: that doesn’t work.)

Start focusing on what you love about yourself. The people worth your time in this world already see that. It’s time you did, too. Love yourself for WHAT YOU ARE instead of always thinking of WHAT YOU’RE NOT.

Talk to me. What struggles do you still have about cellulite? Leave your questions and comments below!

2 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Cellulite

  1. Hey Steph, so glad you’ve posted this. I actually can’t get over my cellulite – which makes me feel awful when I’m trying to encourage other women to embrace their bodies. My legs are similar to yours but I’m white as a sheet and I also have a big varicose vein on my calf. And yes I’ve had this since my teens! I’d love to have the confidence to get out in shorts this summer but don’t think I’m brave enough! I’ve had comments before in relation to how my body looks in relation to how fit I am and it’s really knocked my confidence. Keep on shouting out that good stuff. Georgie x

    1. Hey Georgie! So glad you decided to comment. I guess I’d ask you, if someone does comment, does that make the person right and make you wrong about how you feel (healthy, strong, fit)? You don’t have to take responsibility for someone else’s thoughts or words and you certainly don’t have to adopt them as your own.

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