- Our desired weight number
- Our desired waist size
- Our desired thigh, hips, butt, bust size
- Our desired clothing size
- Our desired proportions
- Immune against sickness
Surely, if our bodies could talk to us audibly, they'd be saying, "Are you freaking kidding me?!?!?!"
Why, really WHY is it so hard to just be thankful for our bodies? Why do we see our appearance as a barometer of how desirable we are? Why does a number on a scale or the fit of a pair of jeans control our mood, our self esteem? Why do intelligent, bright, creative and beautiful women obsess over something as fickle and superficial as weight/size?
No finger pointing here, because as I've said, this has been a struggle for me and I'm just OVER it! At 46 years old, I don't want to head into my 50's STILL obsessing about my weight.
I have a wonderful friend who is a trainer and an athlete. Mandy and I have worked together and had TONS of conversations about weight and our/most women's obsession with it. I love her healthy attitude toward her body. She feeds it real food and works out. Mandy admonishes her clients to "let your body just BE"; stop trying to GET it to look a certain way". Isn't this brilliant! What a concept!! Let our bodies BE! Treat our bodies with kindness. Feed my body well with the food it needs. Rest it well. Think on good things and relax the brain. And then, wherever my body "lands" after that, that's where it supposed to be.
And that's what I'm trying to live now! Just let my body BE!
By the way, is this a cultural phenomenon among American women? Do women in other countries give much thought to the size or weight of their bodies? If you have any answers, I'm all ears!
Blouse: Silk, Ellen Tracy, thrifted Boots: Jessica Simpson via TJ Maxx Pants: J Crew
Like how I used a butterfly sticker to cover the dumpsters??
While I'm not usually a fan of embellishments, I do love the corset laces in the back of the boots!
Okay, so I had to put on a bit for my sweet baby! He played photographer and I played DIVA!