of becoming fat than they are of nuclear war, cancer, or losing
genders, races, backgrounds, sexual identities, size and shape. We all have
insecurities with our bodies. I grew up really hating my arms and my stomach.
Most of my followers say they struggle with their bellies as well. I spent so
much time covering those body parts, wearing spanxs, being uncomfortable,
for what? To make other people more comfortable? To make myself seem
smaller? To take up less room?? It all mattered so much until one day it didn’t.
One day when I realized I was so much more than my physical form, that’s
when my relationship with my body shifted.
certain mold, a certain ideal. but we don’t look at the power of the body. The
body is an everyday miracle. This body gets you places. This body gives you the
ability to run, jump, play, laugh, be afraid, feel great, all by just existing. Isn’t
that a “good” body? It was when I shifted my mindset around my body from
being one that was unsatisfied to being grateful for where I am every single
day, that my relationship with my body changed. When I realized that my
worth depended on so much more than how my body looked, I felt free. It was
then I could start looking at my soft belly and releasing the expectations I had
on myself. I could look at my arms and love them for how the sagged, because
these arms were strong and allowed me to do so much.
Again, to create our own narrative, not one that was sold to us. What does a
body that works for you look like? How can I love the body I’m in today – more??
certain size or weight. I can be vast, be brilliant. I can take the space I deserve.
guide you as well!
yourself. This can be really hard, but really look at yourself, your
body, all of you.
think of things you love about your body, what are things you
love about yourself.