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You know those moments when you see or hear something that just sends chills up your spine and makes every hair on your body stand at attention? Well, I recently had one of those and just had to share.
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I was recently on FB when I read a post by Sarah Jenks. She is an amazing women; she’s a motivational speaker and she runs a program called Live More Weigh Less, where she teaches women how to love their bodies, live their lives, and stop ‘waiting on the weight’.
Immediately after I read this post my mind was blown and then my very next thought was that I needed to share this with YOU.
“There’s a cultural trend going on around beauty beyond size. Women all over the world are claiming that they believe their bodies are beautiful and that they love their “imperfect” bodies. This is all great, but inherent in this trend is the belief that **we need to think our bodies are beautiful in order to love our bodies.**
People everywhere tell women to strip down and find something beautiful about their naked body and for a lot of us, that feels nearly impossible.
Here’s what’s true, you don’t need to think something is beautiful in order to love it.
I love my old grubby sweatshirt, not beautiful; I loved my new born babies, they looked like little aliens… And I love my body, even though I don’t think she’s beautiful all the time.
With 2016 underway, and the pressure to lose weight that comes with it, I really want you to know that true health cannot be motivated by beauty or lack there of. It can only be born out of love. Love for a body who gets you around, grows life, houses your soul and allows you to experience this incredible world. She may not be beautiful to you (yet) but she is amazing, and she deserves to be taken care of.” – Sarah Jenks
Phew. Pause. Breathe…
Does every women on the planet not need to hear this message? I just love this so much.
I’d love to know if this short message resonated with you as much as it has with me? Do you or have you ever, bought into the belief that your body needed to look a certain way for you to truly love and care for it?
I’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences down in the comments below.