Deciding my body was beautiful the way it is, was also the same process. We all know I've been struggling with the weight gain from my medication. But it's a physical adjustment I have to make for the rest of my health to be maintained. So is it a sacrifice? No, it's just a change. Do we have to now accept this change? No, because it's not something you're forced to do, it's something you should make the decision to do. And that is, loving yourself.
I can't say I'm 100% there in the loving yourself department, but what I can say is I think I'm getting closer towards saying "I LOVE MY BODY. I'm not fully there yet, but when I look in the mirror, it's not negative anymore, I'm like, "wow, look at you! All of that skin, and bone, and muscle, AND fat, that's all me!" And I'm embracing what the mirror is giving me. I'm starting to love my unclothed self. Which is a big deal! .
All because one day I said, "fuck it", this is who I am! I always am a huge advocate on being thankful for what your body DOES for you rather than how it appears. It helps me dance, it allows me to sing (still working on breath support that I lost when I was sick), I can do yoga, I can walk, I can play with my niece and nephews, I can BREATHE! There's so much more importance in its abilities vs looks, so saying FUCK IT, was definitely one of the best decisions I've made. .
Do I think I'm pretty all the time? No, but I do think I'm beautiful, inside and out. And I'm greatful for what my body allows me to do every day!! .
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