"We're all here at EM:ME because we're unhappy with our bodies, or our health; there are things that we are trying to change.
But today you must share one thing with everybody that you absolutely love about yourself"
Wow! This question is super heavy for me! I have to be honest with you...I am horrible about obsessing over and freaking out about my body's faults and comparing myself (my body) to the younger (college) version of myself. I played college basketball, was a runner, and weight lifter. I did aerobics about 3 times a week. I was obsessed to the point of unhealthy probably, but however out of control I liked my body...now however: I'm not over weight, I'm not gross I don't think, but I still struggle when I look at myself in the mirror. What happened? Where did my body go?
Well, these questions lead me to my answer: You know what? I might not have a body of my 19 year old self and I probably won't ever again no matter how much I excercise and diet.
My body has done things that my 19 year old body never imagined!
It has given birth to and nursed 2 beautiful babies and while these tasks have widened my hips, left (what I'm growing to believe is a permanent) pooch where my firm abs once were, and left my boobs looking like a deflated balloon I have to stop and think: Isn't this body amazing too?
I mean: Those widened hips that might not fit into my college jeans anymore are widened because they pushed out 2 kiddos!
That pooch that doesn't seem to want to go away is the result of carrying 2 babies around inside me for almost 2 years combined.
And those boobs that sag and aren't as perky as I would like for them to be have supplied nourishment for 2 babies for over a year for each child.
So yes this 29 year old body has a few battle scars, but really this body is so much more accomplished than my 19 yr old body. I love that my body is stronger than I give it credit for, and I love that I am growing to appreciate this fact. I am a work in progress, but I love that I am growing and learning!
Sorry I went on forever, but I really had to think and search for my answer. How about you? Head on over to Amber's and join us for EM:ME. It is a great way to support each other and to learn about yourself and others! Have a great day!