Every where we turn we are receiving negative messages about body image. Magazine covers tell us how to sculpt our thighs, lose ten pounds fast, or get the latest bikini body plan. Commercials use sexy, skinny women to promote products from cars to food.
In essence, we are told that we are broken and need to be fixed. And we are left with the feeling that unless we are a size 2, we can never be truly happy or loved.
So what's a girl to do?
~ Start with forgiving yourself for being overly critical of your perceived flaws.
~ Accept the body you have now. I am considered plus-size at 180 pounds with curves and fluffiness. We cannot change what we cannot accept.
~ Learn to love your body and all that it does for you. When you love your body you take care of it.
~ Commit to being healthy, not necessarily skinny. Not all of us can be a size 2, nor should we be. We all have different body compositions and that is okay!! You can be a size 2 and still be very unhealthy. Choose health over skinny.
~ Stop punishing your body. Do not starve yourself to lose weight or exercise like a maniac. Your body will rebel.
~ Stop the critical self-talk. Do not put yourself down or point out your "flaws" to others. Be as kind to yourself as you are to others.
Confidence is the sexiest thing in a woman, whether you're a size 2 or a 20.
What are your thoughts? Do you struggle with body love and confidence? Share your story in the comments.
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