We’ve told you many times before that over 90% of women have cellulite at some point in their lives, if not throughout their lives. But it’s an important fact because of the truth it reveals about cellulite itself.
While you might lament the appearance of some of your other physical features, features you might not share with 90% of women, they likely don’t cause you nearly as much concern as your cellulite.
Why is that? If cellulite doesn’t make you look any different than the vast majority of other women, why does it bother you so much?
The answers may be too varied and complex to discuss in any one blog post, or even an entire book. But, to simplify things as much as possible, cellulite isn’t so much about how it makes you look, but about how it makes you feel.
The Emotional Journey of Cellulite
If something that is normal, doesn’t cause you any physical issues and isn’t unhealthy makes you feel so bad, then the problem may lie in the emotional reaction you have to it.
While each one of us has our own reactions and experiences of cellulite, the following are some of the stages we can all go through in our cellulite journey. A journey that, ultimately, can have a positive ending.
The Seven Stages of an Emotional Cellulite Journey
Again, these may not apply to everyone, but hopefully they relate to your experience with cellulite, and help you face its challenges.
1. The Initial Panic
Then one day, you’re trying something on in the mirror and notice a dimple on your thigh for the first time. And a shiver goes down your spine. What is it? Am I getting fat? Is something wrong? it’s cellulite!
You might feel anxiety, hopelessness and/or the panic from the realization that you might not get rid of this thing on your thigh.