𝘏𝘰𝘸 𝘥𝘰 𝘐 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘮𝘺 𝘣𝘰𝘥𝘺 𝘪𝘧 𝘐 𝘥𝘰𝘯’𝘵 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘪𝘵 𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘯𝘰𝘸?
It’s really easy to say we need to love ourselves where we’re at. Actually practicing it, that’s the tough part.
When I shared that quote the other day someone justifyingly so, commented back, “𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘩𝘰𝘸?”
I want you to remember that self love doesn’t have to mean always loving the way your body looks daily. In fact, you probably never will 100% of the time.
𝐒𝐞𝐥𝐟 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐬𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐲 𝐦𝐞𝐚𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐛𝐨𝐝𝐲 𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐬.
It can mean appreciating your body for all that it does for you and choosing to focus on that. 𝘋𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘢 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘥𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘺? 𝘓𝘦𝘨𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘳𝘺 𝘺𝘰𝘶? 𝘔𝘢𝘺𝘣𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘶𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘦𝘺𝘦𝘴? 𝘖𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶’𝘷𝘦 𝘢𝘭𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘵 𝘱𝘶𝘴𝘩 𝘶𝘱𝘴?
It can mean recognizing that we are so much more than how our bodies look, and choosing to see yourself as you would your friend, your sister, your child. Most certainly you wouldn’t love them any more or less if they gained or lost 20lbs. Likely, the qualities you adore about them most have nothing to do with their 6 pack abs or lean legs.
It can mean choosing to honor and be kind to your body even and especially when you don’t “𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦” it right now.
Self love can be hard but it is so crucial for not just making progress, but more importantly, sustaining it forever.
Take care of you always.
𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐨 𝐦𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐚 𝐛𝐨𝐝𝐲.