Whatever, it does not change the fact that we lost.
I did it!
They are right, I'm basically a whale.
You messed up because you got fat.
You need to exercise more!
You should eat one meal day like I do.
I'm fat. Every body type is pretty except for mine.
I am simply not hungry.
Why aren't you eating?
Maybe I didn't cook well.
Amelia is at soccer practice. The coach split the team into two teams so that they could practice against each other. Amelia put her silky blonde hair in a pony tail before practice, but some strands still got in her way. She could not stop the other team from scoring in her team's goal. Her teammate Kacy was not happy.
Hey, I am sorry for yesterday. That was uncalled for, and after thinking things through, I realized how much I must have hurt you. I was caught in the moment. Could you forgive me?
After the practice match, the coach sent everyone to the locker rooms to change and dry off. Then, Kacy confronts Amelia about what happened on the field. Some other members of the team join Kacy.
I should not eat. I feel like running away so you do not have to bear seeing me.
The negative peer pressure from Amelia's teammates takes root inside her mind; Amelia starts to feel insecure about her body. She imagines her body as fat and undesirable. Currently, Amelia is at breakfast with her mom, but her mom is worried. She is carrying out what her teammates suggested, which is to eat one meal a day.
How is the food?
It tastes amazing! Tomorrow, me and Kacy are going to go to the beach together.
We are going to look amazing in our bikinis.
When Amelia comes to school after breakfast, she feels exhausted; however, she still decides to not eat lunch. She continues to feel tired until soccer practice after school. While Amelia is getting ready on the field, Kacy comes to reconcile with Amelia.
Yeah..I forgive you.
Are you well? You look pale. What was the last time you ate?
Kacy grows concerned for Amelia and tries to give her advice about her body image. Amelia is unsure about her body and feels awkward in this situation; however, Kacy is able to convince Amelia to pursue a positive body image.
Wow! Thanks for the advice. Do you want to have dinner at my house tonight?
To be a good athlete, you have to have a positive body image. Despite any imperfections you think you have, you have to accept yourself for who you are. Be proud of what your body can do. Do not take some of the things that people say seriously. It can just be negative peer pressure.
Kacy and Amelia are at Amelia's house. They are eating the dinner that Amelia's mom prepared. In the end, Amelia is able to overcome her negative body image that resulted from the negative peer pressure from her teammates when they lost the game. Kacy and Amelia learn the dangers of negative peer pressure and are careful to avoid the same mistakes in the future.