When it comes to body image, the words we speak often tear down the houses we live in.
‘I hate my nose’.
‘ My stomach is too soft’.
‘Ugh, I have my father’s legs’.
‘ I wish my arms were more toned’.
‘ Man, I hate my ankles’.
‘ Does this dress fit me?’.
While trawling the web I was randomly directed to this article about women being judged by the ‘Esquire metric’. Being judged by our external appearance is nothing new and a bevy of body image issues have their origins in media driven ideals of what women ‘should’ look like.
Side note: I know that men too are judged by their looks, but for the intent of this post I’m gonna focus on the ladies.
In response to my post on Wellness + Worthiness, there are many of us tanning, exercising, green smoothie smuggling, meditating, chanting and yoga-ing our way to wellness. Those things don’t define wellness itself these activities make us feel good, help us think clearly and make more beautiful, life-affirming, nourishing choices. The more we operate at this high vibrating level, the more aligned we are with our own feelings of wellness which bolsters our level of appreciation for our bodies, and naturally builds up our body image.
In the spirit of rewiring our synapses to become a pathway for good body image and love infused thoughts, I asked 60 women what they loved about their bodies. Naturally a few skipped the question completely (an answer in itself), but the majority waded through the muck, dug around and produced these shining gems.
This is a just a handful of the glittering responses that I received, the rest were just as wonderful and celebratory. The number of times these ladies landed on boobs and booty sent a grin across my face as I fist-pumped and congratulated them in my head: ‘Ah! This is SO. FREAKIN. GOOD!’.
My own body loves are my legs for their length, strength and the speed with which they carry me around (I’m a super fast walker), my eyes for always seeking out and finding the beauty in everything and everyone, my spirit + intuition for it’s unfaltering guidance and my voice for allowing me to be heard amongst all the ‘noise’.
Now its over to you, tell me in the comments:
What do YOU love most about your body?
Wanna put a smile on someones’s face? Send this to a friend and answer what you most admire about them: physical, spiritually – anything!