Big Fat Blog posted a great reminder bit that spurred my own small prod here today. They’ve listed out a few of the goings-on as well so check them out! Something I’d point out in addition to the great links listed there is Golda’s offering of a free PDF download (today only!) of her book: Stop Dieting Now.
In celebration of this day here is my suggestion to you: look in the mirror. Center your gaze on your own eyes. Remind yourself “I am enough. Just as I am. I love my body, my self.” Repeat this mantra as you shift your gaze from your own eyes to each part of your body, then to your reflection as a whole. It might feel awkward. It might feel silly. But, you have to ask yourself, “Why?” Why should it feel at ALL embarrassing to look upon ourselves and say, out loud, that we ARE amazing? As is. Without change. Without apology. You ARE amazing. Your body is amazing. Your body (and you) are deserving of respect and love. From others but also, and most importantly, from yourself.
So take today (or even a small part of today: an hour… a 5-minute break… 30 seconds) to reflect on this dangerous nugget of an idea: your body is beholden to no one. It is yours. To love. To cherish. To fuel and to live in. Enjoy its strengths, respect its weaknesses, and never consider that it is something you need to change in order to feel it is deserving of your love.