At church we had the annual awkward women’s lesson on how to teach sex to your kids (made far more awkward by the fact that a woman and her 16 year old daughter were visiting for the first time in the front row..). Someday I’ll write something about this, because for a girl with no kids I have a lot of opinions. But, I wanted to share something else that we touched on…
The way you think and talk about your body matters.
Sure, you’ve got a few extra pounds around your stomach.
Maybe you hate that your thighs touch.
You can’t seem to get rid of that flab on your upper arm.
DO YOU HEAR YOURSELF?
(or me in this case)
Your body is an amazing thing.
My body is an amazing thing.
It can ingest food, digest it, and give you energy.
It can get your around your home, around town, and maybe a few more miles if you train it.
For most of you reading this, it can GROW BABIES!
It can taste, smell, and feel.
It can hear and speak.
It can love, cry, and hurt.
If you still care about those few extra pounds, stop reading this blog and go exercise – but start loving yourself, and your body. No matter what you look like, your body is incredible just because its yours.
This week was a great reminder for me. Whatever my body looks like, it is something I will be infinitely grateful for (and hopefully show that gratitude by keeping it fit). I believe there is nothing wrong or damaging about wanting to be in better shape, as long as you are being positive about you and your body along the way.