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5 Ways to Love Your Body
Let Cupid Take Aim at You
2/5/2012 1:38:09 PM
I liked this article!!! And by eating healthy and exercising, it is a way of saying," Yes, I love my body".
2/1/2012 3:03:32 PM
I absolutely loved this article.... It made me sit back and think how true it is especially bout the people who try different things to get the perfect body or be the perfect size 0, when its true you get 1 body in this lifetime so respect it....
Even knowing that what I see in magazines and on TV isn't the "real"world, I still struggle on a daily basis with my body image. The human body is truly a miracle. Just wish the pressure from society to look a certain way wasn't so rampant. This will always be a struggle for me but I am working on it.
LOVED this article. I try to remind myself daily that I am truly fortunate to have a healthy, functionining body, with all the appropriate parts, even though I don't look the way that society expects me to look. I find my attitude toward myself improving simply because I am eating what is good for me and presenting the best self I have to the world; I know that if I can keep that attitude, my weight will take care of itself.
Stating my goals differently has helped a lot as well. I grew up hearing, "You"ve got to lose weight." When I state my goals in a like manner to myself, I just end up feeling like that fat little girl I once was. Not a happy place to be. Instead of "I want to lose 90 lbs., fit into a size 12, and look almost normal in a swimsuit,", which is how I have stated it before, telling myself instead that "I want to improve my lifestyle and feel better, and maintain my health lifelong," has worked wonders. Instead of just focusing on weight and how I look, this time I am focusing on how I feel and what I think about what I am doing (and, buying a really cute swimsuit to wear in the meantime helps, too!)
Yes, we do teach others how to treat us, at least we teach those who are paying attention. If we don't upgrade out definitions occassionally and treat ourselves respectfully, we don't really learn what respect is, so we don't get respect 'cause we cannot teach it to others!!!?!!
4/20/2011 10:54:36 AM
Stop picking yourself apart ... This really spoke to me. Even at my lowest weight in high school (98), and later after I lost the weight I gained from being pregnant and got in such good shape that I was running three miles and using 15lb for upper body workouts, I never loved my body. There was a brief time that I do remember thinking "I am in awesome shape", for about a year, but I really worked hard during that time.
Change your inner dialogue ... The Golden Rule is "Treat others as you would treat yourself". I often change it to "Treat myself as I would treat others". I often tell people on here how good they're doing, but do I tell myself that? NO! Well, sometimes I do, but for the most part it's not that way.
So, ladies, it's time for us beautiful women to find even one thing on your body (head/hair to toes) that we think is beautiful and stop beating ourselves up over the parts that aren't. If we aren't in the shape we want to be, then work on it. That only way our bodies are going to change is if our minds change wit it.
I like the point she made about how models in magazines aren't even real. This is so true. An ex of mine is a famous photographer. He told me about the kind of stuff they do with photo editing programs to make models and movie stars look their best, and it's astonishing. If you compare the "before" and "after" pictures, sometimes it looks like a totally different person. A regular woman like one of us can look like a super model with a couple of clicks, really.
There's no such thing as perfect. Perfect is invented.
2/19/2011 3:36:40 PM
I appreciate the article though found it ironic that what I saw of the ads were 1-a before and after of a young woman for photo editing software and 2-a rear view of a woman wearing Butt Lift jeans.
i am very conscious of my body and with that being said i have always loved my body and i forgive it when it lets me know about myself. i only get one and i try to treat it right. when i don't treat it right it acts like a true friend and tells me the moment i look in the mirror in all of its glory....i love ME
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