Don’t change your body to get respect from society. Instead let’s change society to respect our bodies.
~ Golda Poretsky
In the past weeks, many of my posts have mentioned that I have accepted my body just the way it is. I have had so many years in which I doubted myself, wished I weighed less or I had no scars or my hair was longer or my breasts bigger, my ass smaller… you name it, the thoughts have crossed my mind. I am so tired of not being happy with myself, of constantly fighting myself, that I have come to a point where I just accept that this is who I am. I eat healthy, but also eat the occasional cake or candy. I drink a lot of water and tea, but also love a glass of wine. I have a job behind a desk and I do sit a lot, but I try to walk to the printer more than I did in the past and I go to the gym twice a week. I try to care for my body the way it deserves, and I accept that this is the body that has been given to me, and which will carry me through life. I am who I am, and I can’t change that, so I can just as well accept myself as I am. If I respect my own body, society will too. Change always starts with ourselves, right?
Looking at the image below I do see the curves and the lines and the scars and the spots, but I love what I see. This is my body, the one that has served me for almost 52 years, the one I hope will serve me many years to come!
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