In my humble opinion, the media and our culture as a whole poisons us women against our own bodies. We all want to be thinner, taller, younger-looking. But why? Our bodies are amazing, and so what if we don’t all look the same? Here are 7 reasons to love your body just the way it is…
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I hate the little roll of fat UNDER the curve of my butt. A friend of mine hates the little flab under her arms. But you know what? I never thought her arms looked flabby and she never noticed that mini-roll under my butt. We notice the things about ourselves, and hate them, but no-one else does. We’re our own worst, harshest critics, for no good reason!
I get my thighs from my Gran and my flat chest from my mother, just like my green eyes. Some of our physical traits are handed down with our blood types, and are just as impossible to change. But I don’t mind so much anymore… when I see my mother or Gran, do I even care about their thighs? Nope.
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Your body is meant to be round and feminine and soft in some places, because it was designed for bearing and nurturing children. And there is nothing more miraculous or marvelous than that, is there? So enjoy those curves, because that’s a clear indication of how incredibly womanly and feminine you are!
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Imagine how boring the world would be if everyone looked exactly the same. The same height, the same hair color, and the same size and shape. We’re just not all meant to be the same size, or the same weight. And that’s a good thing, a great thing!
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Some men love curvy women, some men love redheads, some men love athletic women, some men love long hair. No matter what you look like, no matter what you love or despise about your body, there are men out there who will love you exactly how you are — bright, kind, and a size ten with blonde highlights and that sweet dimple when you smile!
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No matter what you look like on the outside, your children always see the good in you, and think you’re the most gorgeous woman they’ve ever seen. And how could such a delightful, charming little girl be wrong?
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Another glorious thing about our bodies is that there are some things we CAN change. If you think you’d feel better, be healthier, live longer, and be more energetic if you lost ten pounds, then go for it! If you want the sense of accomplishment of running a marathon, then train for it! Push yourself and revel in what your body can do!
See? We may not all look like Marilyn Monroe or Giselle Bündchen, but we’re all gorgeous, amazing women, with beautiful, unique bodies. What’s not to love? What about your body do you love, and why? Please let me know!
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