I just read this great blog post titled “What If Your Body Is Not to Blame” .
I’ve been changing my eating and exercise habits with the goal of becoming healthier. But I’ve got to admit that I’m looking for a positive change in my appearance too. I do want to lose weight, wear a smaller size, and take up less space – and it’s not only for health reasons.
Loving my body as it is today really is an important part of my goal to become healthier. How can I truly take good care of my body if I don’t love all of me as I am today?
My favorite quote from the above blog post is this:
“We are not born with flaws, and we do not die with flaws. Our bodies are exactly how they are meant to be at each moment in time. There is nothing inherently wrong with our bodies. And do you know how I know that? Because they are the way they are, and that is reality.”
That sounds like unconditional love to me. And that’s really what I want for my body, at any size.
So instead of believing what someone else says about how my body should look, I’m reminded that I need to appreciate the perfection of my body, just as it is today.