After two kids and many years of my weight yoyoing up and down I am finally at a place where my health is far far more important than my vanity.
I am at peace with my stretch marks and my saggy tummy because as many other women have expressed, they symbolise the amazing function my body has performed... growing two 9+lb babies and holding them safely until term.
I haven't always felt this way. I have said very cruel things to myself over the years. Things I would never say to anyone else! I have believed I am ugly, too fat, too tall, with frizzy and unruly hair.
But now, at almost 28 I've had enough of all that shit.. enough!!
I am not ugly! I am beautiful! Just the right height, my hair is actually great! When I care for it properly, it is very well behaved and does what I tell it to! It's thick and has a lovely soft curl.
I will not hate my body or judge anyone else based on their size, shape, colour or ability.
Health is not about being thin!
I feel powerful, strong, able. I am knowledgable and my form is always perfect. I am very good at weights. My body doesn't ever let me down on the weights floor.
I love my strong and muscular body and I will continue to train it and care for it because it deserves my effort.
I decided to do this post as part of the I Heart My Body Campaign at We Heart Life. I love how positive this campaign is! Love it!! I am now going to go check out how other lovely women are feeling about their bodies!