My heart is bursting over these people today. Thanks for being alive, being my sanity and being my friends. I would not be surviving now (or ever) without you.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
I saw something on the internet that really...helped me open my eyes.
I have always had body image issues. I've never had an eating disorder or anything like that. But the way I look at my body isn't healthy. Don't get me wrong, some days I really love the way I look. I love my almond eyes and my soft hair, I love my big booty and my curvy back. But I hate my tummy and my legs. I'm also not a fan of my flabby arms.
But this...hating my body, and crying in my bed because I'm not a size 2 is not healthy. I have recently changed my eating habits. And I've lost 8 lbs. But I would still like to lose more. But after reading this article..I was reminded that my body is beautiful NOW.
Here is the article that I suggest EVERYONE reads. Especially if you have ever felt uncomfortable in your own skin. (Everyone, right?!)
I am beautiful NOW. Whether I am able to lose those extra ten lbs. I am beautiful now. I love my curves and my tiny left pinky toe. Now I just need to remember to love the parts of me that sometimes make me sad. My body is mine. It is unlike anyone else's. And it's beautiful NOW.
I'm sure in a couple of days I will find myself feeling sorry for myself about not being able to squeeze into my size 6 jeans. But I'm trying to be better. And remember my beauty. And I suggest you do too.