When I was listening to the radio today headed downtown, they were discussing a topic on this one radio show that is a BIG issue with women. How happy are we with our bodies is the topic and the issue a lot of us have too. I was shocked to hear when there was a survey done, that 92% of women were unhappy, and 8% were happy with their body.
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I know, I shouldn’t be shocked, especially these days with all the social media and magazines portraying what is a perfect body. We see all these magazines and celebs of women with what they call the “perfect body” or the most beautiful girls in the world. Gosh , the Victoria’s Secret show is even one to make you feel like YOU are not pretty and your body is ugly.
Trust me, I have fallen in this ugly web and I still have days where I am not loving my body. I think as I have gotten older though and especially after going through the lost period, I have come to really be at one with my body. We have become friends and I embrace my flaws like cellulite, dimples, and more. I am just grateful to be ALIVE and HEALTHY.
Who says I do not have the perfect body? There is no such thing.
I feel I do have the perfect body, I am perfectly happy with it. I think that is how it should be.
TRUTH is just being YOU, no matter what, you will always be beautiful if you have a good heart, are kind, and love yourself.
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Measure your happiness with your body by these things, not by your waist!
I just think we should ALL try to love what we got just a little more every day. Yup, going to be shitty days where we hate how our body looks and nothing looks right on us.
I look at my body every day pretty much in the mirror as soon as I get out of the shower, horrible right? I even turn around and stick my tongue out at my butt that I am not too fond of. I know I shouldn’t , but it is just what I have always been used to doing since I was about 20 I would say. I didn’t look at my body or care too much at all about weight or anything when I was younger and in my teens.
I think younger girls are starting to OBSESS over their bodies WAY earlier than I did, it starts way young now. Thank you wonderful society for that.
Just embrace what you have, be lucky to be alive, and know that you are beautiful inside and out. Keep that thought in your head on your down days, think of positive things you do like, and just be happy.
Easier said then done on some days, but maybe even just getting pampered like a manicure, hair cut, blow dry and style, or your make up done could be a good resolution on those days.
Love all of you , just want you to know that we all have our shitty body hating days, but we should let the good outnumber the bad.
Life is too short, just do YOU.
Healthy Diva Asks
Are you shocked by the percent? Do you think that percent would of been lower than 92% 20 years ago?
How do you get over your ‘body hating days?’