There is this awful bully who day in and day out beats me up and tears me down into little itty bitty pieces because of my womanly curves. I thought I had beat this bully, conquered her, locked her up and thrown the key away.
She was sneaky, and I didn’t even notice she had snuck out. But, with the recent changes in my body, she has reared her ugliness. Little by little I have noticed this nagging, bullying voice each morning I get dressed, pass by a mirror, or simply sit down. Everywhere I go, there she is… tearing me down, making me feel guilty, sucking away my self worth and stealing away my bliss.
Yuck, how did I get here, I know better than this! I have worked so hard on myself and have such strong views when it comes to body image. Besides being dedicated to myself, I have spent the last 11 years instilling a healthy and positive body image for my beautiful daughter, hoping that she escapes this ugly bully.
Is this a test sent from the universe? Is it a reminder that our bodies are ever changing? Deep down inside, I know whatever stage our lovely bodies may be in, we are beautiful inside and out. I don’t need to buy into what the “world” preaches I need to be… I just need to honor me!
I stand tall and shout, I am glorious in all of me! I embrace my short, thick and strong thighs. I love my soft and squishy tummy and I adore my beautiful round bum bum. I am beautiful in all of me. Today, I will promise myself that I am perfect just how I am, even with an extra 15 pounds on my body.
The next time I hear the nasty bully pouring her hurtful lies into my ear, I will nicely let her know that I am not buying the nasty words she is trying to sell me. I will fight back with positive body affirmations and go through a list of reason I am truly grateful for the amazing body that allows me to do all that I dare to dream.