Saturday, July 27, 2013

5 Reasons to Start Accepting Your Body

1. Look around. You are able to see positive qualities or beauty in others. You can see that being fat (or, looking in some way society or majority doesn't typically approve of) does not stop people from being loved & finding partners, having a family, getting a great job... What positive thing can your “flaws” say about your character? For example: a fat belly might say I like to eat, drink, & be merry, face wrinkles say I smile & laugh easily, etc.

2. A person’s body does not always accurately describe their health. And even if it does, if someone happens to be in poor health, that isn't anyone else's business. Lesley Kinzel from the blog Two Whole Cakes has a really great explanation on that thought.

3. We don’t get to choose. We can work with what we’ve got, but for the most part we don’t have control over physical features like skin/hair/eye color, body fat location & distribution, etc.  Overly concerning yourself with appearance is pretty futile, y'know!  Not to mention, excessive vanity is kinda unattractive!

4. The world does not belong solely to the good-looking. We’re all equal (being fellow human beings), right? Personally I’m just not willing to favor or judge someone based largely on how their outer shell appears. Didn't yer mom ever tell you it's what's inside that counts?

5. We are impermanent beings. The big picture, the big truth is that we are only on Earth for a brief time and that this body is temporary, so… why worry!


  1. True true... why is it so hard for us to remember.. especially #5! Thanks for sharing. -♥- Rachel (For the Birds)

  2. I love this. You and I were both thinking along the same lines this weekend. I also shared my thoughts on being kinder to ourselves.

  3. You are so inspiring. I need to start doing yoga or something!

  4. I love this! This is something I really need to work on (: Thanks for sharing.

  5. This really is so inspirational! I think that it is all too easy for us in this media/advertisement obsessed society to look at ourselves and be so harsh when we don't "measure up" to the unrealistic expectations that are set out there. The truth is that we are all very different individuals with unique minds and bodies that do not behave the same as everyone else's. Our shape, our genetics, our features they are all what make us special and different. It is paradigm to understand this! Thank you SO much for sharing, Megan! :)

    xo, Alyssa