Lot 48: self image is most important

April 16, 2015

self image is most important

hello hello!! i am so excited for another post of you are beautiful linkup! i really hope a lot of you have written your own posts of self love are going to linkup with us!

Lot 48

i don't look like this.  these girls are fitness trainers from the program tone it up.  man are they skinny and muscly.  but i don't look like them, and i probably never will.

i don't work out for hours a day.  i do work out often, but when people post about their workouts, i just want to slap them because i'm jealous or i think i'm not doing enough, so i am not going to mention how much i work out or how many calories i burn. i don't like reading about it from other people, so i don't want to talk about it. i like my desserts and i like my snacks but i also like my healthy food. i don't eat a ton of junk food, a very minimal amount i'd say, and i eat a lot of protein and a lot of fruit.
i can look in the mirror and pick at a million things with my body that i don't like.  some days, i don't even look in the mirror because i know that i won't be able to handle what i see because i am too hard on myself.  but i deserve more than that.  and so do you.

each of us deserves to look in the mirror and look at ourselves with love.  to appreciate our bodies for what they do, instead of what they don't do.  most of us can walk, we can see, we can paint our nails and style our hair.  what good does being cruel to yourself do?  what does it accomplish?

NOTHING.  absolutely nothing.  it only makes us feel worse.  i want to look at myself with love.  losing weight isn't the issue.  i will always find something wrong with my body, something that i don't like.  the issue is improving my self image.  that is why emelia and i started this linkup.  to do it with you.  with the hopes of you improving your self image as well.

i am beautiful.  inside and out.  even if i don't have tight abs or beyonce thighs.  i hope that next time you look in the mirror, you will tell yourself that you love yourself, that you are thankful for the body that you have, and then try picking one thing about your body that you like.  that's my challenge to you.

have a fabulous day dears! love yourself!
xoxo


5 comments:

  1. That's such a great challenge! I'm a huge fan of Amy Poehler, and I'm trying to take her advice on this topic: "Sticking up for ourselves in the same way we would one of our friends is a hard but satisfying thing to do. Sometimes it works."

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  2. Body positivity is so important. It is so important to love ourselves!

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  3. such a wonderful challenge! thank you for doing this post! feel free to check out my blog at makingadifferenceforgoodblogspot.com. Have a Lovely day! I am excited to do this challenge too!

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  4. It's so tough not to compare ourselves to others and to appreciate our own efforts and our own beauty. Thank you for the reminder with this post.

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  5. It's so hard these days to not compare, but at the end of the day if you can't look in the mirror and love yourself, how can you spread love to others? It's so important to love what we see in the mirror, even through the harder times. Love this post XO!

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