Heart strings stretch to cover the miles between and, when the visit is over, they pull me back towards home.
My dear cousin, Lore, it was just like we were 12 again. And 18. And 21. And 35. And 49. Lots of 🤣🤣🤣 and ❤️❤️❤️ and 🤫🤫🤫! @lorefmbo
Love your body 🙄
Body confidence 🤔
Body positivity 😝
Blah, blah, blah! These concepts are hot right now, but for many women, the love your body movement is annoying. Years and years of self criticism, self-dislike, and even self-hatred can’t be undone through a meme or a trending hashtag. It’s more complicated than just deciding one day to love yourself.
From the time I was old enough to dress myself in a gymnastics leotard, I was self conscious about my tummy sticking out. That has followed me for almost 40 years and guess what? I still don’t like that part of my body and I still try to hide it.
No, I don’t love my lack of a flat stomach. No, I’m not confident about that part of me. And no, I’m not body positive about it.
If I could flip a switch and love and embrace every part of myself, I would. But that’s not how it works for me. It’s a process that’s about moving the needle, not flipping a switch.
I do my best to move the needle in the direction of embracing my body. I remind myself to focus on what my body’s capable of instead of what it looks like. I don’t own a full length mirror. I pay attention to how strong I feel instead of how fat I think I am. I try try try to give myself grace.
But I’m far from perfect at it. I still trip out and have guilt and shame. I still sometimes punish myself with workouts and food restrictions. And you telling me to love my body isn’t going to make that disappear. It’s not going to unwind something that’s been tightly wound in me for so long.
We have 70,000 thoughts per day, and progress for some of us might look like having fewer of the negative ones. Progress might look like thinking neutrally about our bodies, because thinking positively about all our parts is incomprehensible.
I do know that the degree to which I’m happy and content has nothing to do with how ripped my abs are. And a flat stomach isn’t my ticket to anywhere meaningful.
If you’re in the messy grey area somewhere between shit-talking your body and loving it, I’m right here with you, sis. And I’m grateful to have the company.
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Try it! Check out the magazine by the same name. It lives up to its’ name. 😃 Just 1 of the reasons I’m happy that I aligned myself with Neora. Published by our CEO who also spoke at the United Nations on this topic!! It’s through being Happy that we find success in other areas of our lives✌️👌❤️😃 Share Happiness!! #happy#happiness#livehappy#spreadhappiness#entepreneur#magazine#neora#bbbs
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Monster Set Workout x 4sets of 15:
Full Body Curl Up
Push Press (oops forgot video)
And now I am dead 💀. But it feels so good when you are DONE ✅
Have you ever dreaded a workout, then showed up and completed the workout, and then felt like a Super hero 🦸🏼♀️ 💫?