It’s been a really tough few monthes in terms of trying to break through a plateau I have hit. I could blame it on my metabolism (which is pretty slow for sure!) but realistically most of it is due to the choices I make. Action or inaction – there can be repercussions. That being said, I recently had a realization – I need to develop a healthy body image and recognize that there is a body image weight connection and I do have a beautiful body! Basically, I need a positive female body image!
The realization came when I was looking in the mirror and all I could see was my midsection, which definitely is a work in progress! As with the last time I lost weight, I found the first place I put it on is also the last place it will come off. As I looked at myself, I realized that I truly couldn’t tell if I had lost weight or gained weight or stay the same. I’d grown to despise this area of my body so much that I couldn’t tell anymore!
Then suddenly I looked down at my legs and realized that they are really toned now. And my arms – they look really strong and I have developed some muscle tone that I’ve never before in my life!
So what is the end result? An epiphany for me. I am still working to a goal that will make me healthier (as carrying weight on the midsection – according to many many studies – is not healthy) but I also need to celebrate my victories! I am beautiful – I may not appreciate all parts of my body but I have some that I think ROCK and they need to be celebrated!
By the way, for those of you who also struggle with your weight and body image, you may appreciate this article Say No to Size Zero because I think it provides food for thought!
Have a look — what part of your body is the most beautiful? (We all have something!)