There is no greater gift that you can give yourself than loving yourself fully. Your mind. Your soul. Learning how to befriend your body.
I don’t know about you but once spring and summer roll around I get a little critical about my body. A bit of grumbling about the weight I’ve gained over the winter time, a little chastising about my tendency to make excuses instead of doing a quick yoga routine or going on a jog. A little discontent with where I’m at right now.
But it’s still full of love.
I’ve been asked a ton of times “How can you love your body if you’re overweight? Or you want to lose weight?” The answer is – easily. Once you get out of the mindset that it has to be an either/or situation.
You don’t have to wait until your body is perfect to love it.
Let me put it in different terms. I just bought a house and I absolutely love it. It’s cozy and perfect for me. But. I look at it and I see a ton of things I could do to make it cozier, to make it more me but I still love it. I look at the people in my life and I’m sure I could come up with things I’d like for them to change but at the end of the day I love them just the way that they are. Unconditionally.
I’ve had ups and downs with my body. I used to weigh about 200lb and I hated my body. I also weighed that much and loved my body. I lost a lot of weight, got down to the mythical 120lbs and hated my body and then I gained most of the weight back and loved my body. Size has nothing to do with body love.
It’s so important to befriend your body.
Love it unconditionally. At every size.