Edit: I am entering this in the We Heart Life I Heart My Body 2011 project.
After several days feeling awfully unwell, I was so glad to be inspired by Marie Claire to give my body some love.
On their Under The Cover TV show, editor Jackie Frank posed the question:
Are we quicker to say what we love or hate about our bodies?
So many times we can say what we dislike about ourselves. Fat this. Pimply that.We should think about what you love about ourselves and rejoice.
Personally, I am happy with my body. I may be red and scaly and oily and a bit confronting looking, but I think I am beautiful and have a good, petite size 10 figure. I am that ok with my body that I considered posting a picture of me in my underwear.
I love my smile, stomach, cleavage and fingernails 🙂 My legs are also quite sexy in heels. And I actually love that my skin renews so quickly I never look old 😉
I asked my friends what they love about their bodies.
I love their responses.
M: “Always quicker to say we hate I think. Every morning I try to say three things I like about my body. I like my eyes, my neck and my hands. I appreciate my hands every day as I am a myotherapist.”
J: “I have always been quicker to hate my body, rather than to compliment it. But after recovering from Anorexia, I am learning to love it! I love my longgggg legs, they go on forever! And my lips. And I love that my eyes change colour in the sun. We need more body love.”
N: “I love my boobs, my smile, my hands, my nails, my legs. :)”
F: “my awesomely outta control hair. and green eyes – both are things that not everyone has =)”
N: “I love my boobs, my shoulders and my moles.”
T: “I love my lips and I’m gonna overshare and say I love my girly bits for giving me my boy, and my boobs for feeding him without (much) drama. The fact that they are now pendulous I like rather less…”
K: “I love my little hands, they make me feel refined and delicate. And the freckle next to my belly button :)”
L: “I love my face:)”
These answers make me so happy!
What do you love about your body?