I was searching the internet for positive images and sayings to pin on one of my boards in Pinterest. I came across this great blog post: 20 Things People with a Positive Body Image Know It’s really worth a click and a few minutes to read. I wanted to post the link here so that I could come back to it often. I know that each time I read it, it will be meaningful to me in a different way.
What struck me the most on this list today is #19: “That having a positive body image is a process. Day by day. It might seem oh-so impossible at first but if you start small, it’ll improve.”
Loving my body is a process, especially after feeling like I had to battle my body for so many years. I’m not fighting my body any more. My negative self-talk about my body has significantly decreased, and I catch myself when I think negative thoughts. I’m not defining the worth of my body by a number on the scale. I’m appreciative of the things that my body does for me. I’m making progress.
I’m growing into the belief stated in #20: “That you deserve to love your body at any size, shape or weight!”
My body does deserve lots of love. I’m giving myself as much love as I can today and I’ll continue to grow in loving my body unconditionally.