Today before my shower, I was brushing my skin and was thinking about how I would love to lose a little bit of weight. I thought, man, my thighs are looking a bit thick and wouldn’t it be nice if my abs were just a little bit tighter? Why am I beating myself up like this? I’m a naturally curvy lady and I should be proud of what I have instead of having a negative body image.
Being a woman can sometimes be tough because everywhere you look there are models, actresses, singers who make a living flaunting their bodies, and it can leave us normal women feeling a wee bit insecure.
I’ve decided that I’m going to LOVE my body and appreciate it instead of being so hard on myself. Nobody is perfect. What is perfect anyway?
Positive thinking is sorta like working out. You have to force yourself to work your brain muscles in order to keep those positive thoughts flowing. So these are some of the things I am going to say when the mind starts to go negative:
I love my body because…
It allows me to live my life
It allows me to chase my little children around the park
It allows me to feel things and experience life
It is what God gave me, so I am going to nourish it with healthy food so I can maximize its potential
I will embrace my body and be thankful for all it has provided for me
I want to be a positive role model for my daughter and teach her that the shape of her body doesn’t determine her value in society
Who cares if you are too curvy, too skinny, too short or too tall?
We are all beautiful in our own unique way. Don’t forget that! (that’s what I’ll be telling myself!)