Body Image. Its an issue so many women, including myself, struggle with. I have been underweight and now I am overweight. I've struggled to love my body, but often I view it as the enemy. Particularly with its chronic illnesses. Rather than show it compassion, I have often treated it like some horrible misbehaving piece of myself that I'd like to whip into shape. I've come to the realization that is the wrong approach. In attempting to "love myself" I've been putting myself down, calling myself names, and WAIT how is that love?
So I'm going to practice DAILY focus on the strengths of each of my body parts. For example, I'll focus on the strength of my legs and how they enable me to take the dog for a walk each and every day vs. their width.
And I'm going to start now, right after seeing all my skinny cousins.
Source: Harper’s Bazaar Magazine