Summer gon’ get whatever body I give it.
That’s a mother fucking note to self I need to internalize.
Please listen up, if you find that this applies…
Body positive, but the inner work is never done,
I say this because I hit an all time low in 2021.
My Tatay died, the pandemic continued, Tita-Lola died too.
My heart was broken, but I still had to find a way to get through.
I have always been a foodie, so much more in 2021 and now,
I had to pick myself back up and didn’t know exactly how.
I was depressed as shit, not really in the mood,
the only thing I found comfort in was eating bomb ass food.
Yeah, I’ll admit it, there is no shame in what I said.
Eating made me happy, it was 1 of the few things I didn’t dread.
On top of losing loved ones, the pandemic bloomed fear and uncertainty.
I feared I couldn’t get out of the funk I was in, and that’s what worried me.
I found joy in food, because it reminded me of better days –
of get togethers, pre-pandemic, family events, and many other ways.
If eating is what I enjoyed, it was okay if I was using it to not be so sad,
for I know I was using it to cope, and this solution wasn’t that bad.
But I was blocking out my emotions, emotionally constipated if you will.
I was using my love of food to hopefully get that void to fill.
Body positive, that’s what I strive to be,
trying to remind myself that my appearance and weight is not what makes me me.
But I’m human, insecurities are nothing new,
not to mention that it’s pretty clear I gained more than a few.
I wish I could say that I’m 100% confident and do not give a shit,
but it’s hard when I look in the mirror and don’t like how things are starting to fit.
Summer is coming, hotter weather approaches, and I shouldn’t get upset,
for this summer is gon’ get whatever body it will get.
In the past, I would talk down on myself and try to make me feel more low,
but now I’m kinder with myself and know that I can learn from this experience to grow.
My life is happening now, I’m not waiting until I’m fully happy with what I see.
I can still appreciate my body in the now, even if it’s not where I want it to be.
Body positive, but being aware that I can do better,
I need to feel comfortable with myself and know when I need to check her.
Be kind with yourself, and you yourself will blossom,
your body is beautiful in every stage, and that’s what makes it awesome.
Currently, my body reflects how I dealt with my sorrow for some time,
I gained some weight in the making and that’s not a fuckin’ crime.
I thank my body for everything that it was, is, and everything that it will be,
for this summer gon’ get whatever body I give it, and it will just be simply me.