Posted on October 14, 2013
One of the things I constantly work on in my life, is the level of acceptance I have of my own ever changing body. Nothing frustrates me more than listening to my girlfriends whinge and complain about their bodies. I suppose its because after years of knowing them, I don’t even notice the ever-so-slight drooping of the bottom, or the sagging of stomachs, or even those bits of skin we have aptly named the ‘ta-ta’s which they claim they can feel flapping in the breeze when they wave goodbye.
Sadly, I feel an unhealthy emphasis is placed on the shapes of our bodies, rather than a much more realistic focus which needs to shift from body beautiful to simply being happy, healthy and most importantly accepting of our shape at any given moment. Our bodies constantly change throughout our lives depending on our age, the time of month, if we have been lucky enough to be blessed with the gift of child bearing, or if we’ve just eaten a massive delicious and sustaining meal.
Seriously, nothing is more boring than listening to someone complain about their weight. We are all different (thank goodness) and there will always be those who are taller or shorter than ourselves, wider or thinner, stronger or weaker.
Accept who you are, embrace all that you are, strive to be happier, healthier, stronger and above all to be accepting of who you are in any given moment. I guarantee you nothing is more striking in a woman than a big smile and self-confidence, regardless of their dress size.