Since I was a teenager dieting and fitness, became my life. I am now 28 years old and more than half of my life has been consumed with thoughts of and my skinny enough, too fat, what should I do to lose the weight and what can I wear to make me look smaller.
This sounds ridiculous to some of you reading this because you see my pictures of me at my physical peak. But you do not see me on a daily basis nor do you see the struggle that I have within.
This last year I have come to know something of myself and many women throughout our culture… There is something within us that is broken. Our confidence, our love and our self-respect is gone and all that’s left is pain, frustration, and fear.
Yes, we have moments of glory and we dance with confidence in that new dress and pair of high heels. But that moment will fade into the background when we step onto the scale and it’s back up 5 pounds.
Where is the love in that moment?
We bash our bodies, say hurtful things to ourselves and look in the mirror with disdain. And this my friend is no life at all. It is a life of prison that we built for ourselves. The walls that hold us are our expectations that could never be met, outside our wildest dreams.
So what are we going to do about it?
Are we going to continue hating ourselves and hope that it will spur us and motivate us to eat better, run faster, jump higher?
Not me…and I pray, not you.
I’ve been working on a project for quite a while and and I want to invite you do you join me in this journey.
The Body Love Journey: A Journey to Radical Self-Love
I don’t care what people think. I am not interested if people think that it’s vain. Honestly, the opinions of others don’t matter. If we’re being honest, the whole reason we don’t see ourselves for who we really are is because we’ve cared SO MUCH about what everyone else is thinking that we forgot how to think for ourselves.
We’ve given every part of ourselves away, until there’s nothing left of us…the real us.
So if you want to join me on this journey, I invite you to start a revolution within your own life and hopefully within this country.
A place where we love ourselves not for what we look like and not for what we do but for who we are. That’s the world that I want to raise children in. That is the world that I want to live in.
So, get ready to upset some people and break the mold.
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