Have you guys seen the movie Pitch Perfect?! I’ve seen lots of pins on Pinterest with quotes and “The Cup Song” has come up several times on my Pandora (love it!), but I never actually watched the movie until just this morning.
You see, I’m pretty much confined to within 10 feet or so of my sweet puppy girl’s kennel unless she falls asleep (like really asleep) or she whimpers and whines, so I resigned to spending the morning watching movies on the couch, including several made-for-tv Christmas movies (so much cheesiness! so very good!) and Pitch Perfect.
Pitch Perfect was awesome for a lot of reasons, but I recently got into Rebel Wilson in the show Super Fun Night and I’m extra in love with her now that I’ve seen her as Fat Amy. Seriously, she calls herself Fat Amy so “twig b*****es like you don’t do it behind my back.” And she had so many other gems! But my favorite was at the end of the movie when she says to her friends:
Even though some of you are pretty thin, you all have fat hearts – and that’s what matters.
That line– I LOVE IT! I rewound and rewound to hear it over and over and over again because it made me laugh so hard! But it also touched me– right in my big fat heart! I love the way Fat Amy embraced it, she loved her life, she worked her killer bod, and she showed us that “fat” is not a dirty word. (Despite the nearly constant fat shaming we get exposed to in the media.) Just brilliant!
Have I mentioned before that weight is a pretty big issue for me? Oh right, I titled an entire post “Mind. Body. Prison.” and a search for “weight” pulls up 5 separate posts, which is a lot considering that I’ve only actually published a grand total of 64. (But dang, let’s reflect on that number for a minute– 64?! Awesome! We should totally plan a party for 100!)
So, yeah, I’ve mentioned that weight is a big deal to me. For most of my life I have desired very strongly to lose it, and when I did, I desired to lose more. I’ve recently shifted my focus, though, and am really working toward body acceptance, no matter it’s size, instead. No matter my weight loss goals, my biggest desire was always to be comfortable in my own skin. Is there any reason that can’t happen in my current skin? No.
I am a healthy, happy person and that’s what my friends and family care about. They love me for my fat heart! And so do I, I suppose!
People come in all shapes and sizes, colors and creeds. You may have bushy hair, big feet, an extraordinarily square jaw (just some examples… ahem…), but it really is what’s inside that counts. That is what your friends and family love you for and it’s the same reason you should love yourself.
And you should love yourself, friend. (You can trust me, I’m a doctor.)
PS: I’m really loving some of these normal-sized women that are starting to show up more and more often on tv and in the movies! I will forever support The Mindy Project, Mike & Molly, Super Fun Night, and Parks and Rec for that reason. (I watch too much tv!)
6 thoughts on “Celebrating my fat heart!”
I have become obsessed with this movie–I’m glad I’m not the only one! 🙂 Fat Amy (er–Fat Patricia) was my favorite character–I loved her attitude through the whole movie, and I think you’re right–we need to strive for that kind of joy in our own bodies.
It’s so GOOD, isn’t it?! I can’t believe I didn’t see it until now– I was definitely missing out!
I’m glad that you are working toward body acceptance. It is a very difficult thing to do in our “air-brushed, photo-shopped” perfect body culture. I’m a little puzzled as to why you mentioned bushy hair but left out people with no hair…sigh 😉
Sorry about stealing all your lovely hair, dad… I know you had lots and lots of it until I came along and took it all 🙂
I’m wondering if you or others get tired of me saying every single time ” me too”! “Great post”? But what can I do, it’s true. The hubs and I loved pitch perfect ( he’ll tell you love is a strong word but it’s true- he liked it a lot) 😉
I don’t know about others, but I certainly never get tired of it! (If I had a t-shirt with a motto on it, it would say “Validate Me!!!”) I know Pete loved it too… and Seth definitely would have (he loves a capella!) if he would have given it a chance!