What do you see when you look in the mirror?
Do you see all your flaws? Do you want to change the way you look?
Many women feel shame when looking at their body. We compare ourselves with others and the way we think we “should” look.
A few months ago, I asked for stories about body image on Facebook and I was SO surprised with how many women hated their bodies and felt ashamed of their legs, hips, thighs, breasts or something they felt was “too big, too small, or just not right.”
I went to lunch with some friends the other day and one was saying how “fat” she felt. Soon after, everyone started talking about what they didn’t like about their bodies. One friend said she needed to “lose weight” before going to her niece's wedding, another one talked about the thin girls in her gym class and wondering “what” they were doing. The whole conversation was a downer. I quickly tried to change the subject to something, anything that could be more inspiring.
How can we truly LOVE and be satisfied with our bodies? I have learned to focus on what my body can DO rather than what it looks like. A quote from Beauty Redefined keeps me focused: “Our bodies are instruments not ornaments.”
Our body helps us move, give life, serve, and love.
This week's challenge? Learn to love your body FOR GOOD!
Need help getting started? Click here to learn "7 Ways to Love Your Body for Good." When you register, we'll send you a FREE PDF to guide your progress.