I never thought I’d have a blog. Yes, I work in PR/marketing and have worked with countless bloggers in the past. But there are already gazillions of blogs out there. Does the world really need one more? And like I told my husband one night at dinner, “I don’t have anything to say.”
His response: “You DO have something to say.”
So, here it is. I’ve always struggled with my body. One of my earliest memories of this struggle was trying on swimsuits as an early teen and hating what I saw – my boobs (rather lack of them!) and my boyish figure (no hour glass figure for this girl!). I’m pretty sure my mom endured my tears in the dressing room. The struggle has continued and manifested in various ways as I’ve grown up, but I want it to stop. I want it to stop for myself. I want it to stop so my daughter doesn’t feel the way about her body as I’ve felt about mine. I want it to stop so I can help other people love their bodies for the RIGHT reasons.
We live in a society that teaches us to never be happy with our bodies. I mean, how can we be happy when at the grocery store we’re surrounded by magazines that scream, “The Surprising Secret to Getting a Booty You Can Instagram” or “9 Core Exercises That Get You Closer to Six-pack Abs.”? We are constantly told our bodies should be aesthetically pleasing and therefore a lot of time, thought and money goes toward that mission. But really, when you die, do you want people to remember you for abs or for your ability to make people laugh?
The goal of this blog is to inspire all of us to love our bodies NOT for how they look but for what our bodies DO.
The goal of this blog is to inspire all of us to love our bodies NOT for how they look but for what our bodies DO. Let’s explore ways to be happy that aren’t tied to the numbers on a scale or on the tag of your jeans.
- Remind ourselves what truly matters; this is going to be a journey, folks. Some days might be easier/better than others. I hope you’ll stick with me on my journey and go on a journey of your own.
- Talk about ways to take care of our bodies through exercise (e.g., tips on how to squeeze exercise into your busy day) and how that exercise will help us do the things in life that make us happy
- Celebrate the things our bodies let us do; celebrate the things in life that make us happy
- Practice positive self-talk; put positive body-image messages out into the world
Ready? Let’s do this.
I couldn’t agree more! Thank you for reminding me of what’s truly important. Excited to join you on this journey 🙂
Jess – Thank you for your support. I’m excited to have you as a partner on this journey!
I agree, you DO have something to say! I look forward to following you on your journey. It will have ups and downs but will be worth it!
Maria – Thank you for taking the time to read this and comment! Your support means a lot. Lucky to have you in my life.
I totally agree with you! This matter is especially important because we have small daughters.
Thanks, Petra! It’s so neat thinking about you reading this blog all the way in Finland!
This is awesome, Amy! I’m proud of you and look forward to following along!
Susie – So great to hear from you and I really appreciate your comment. Congrats on your beautiful new baby girl, too!
Amy – I love this! it’s definitely something that’s not talked about enough yet every woman I know struggles with it. I often think to myself, no matter what goal weight i hit or teeth whitening kit i purchase, there will always be something I’m unhappy with about myself. It’s completely ridiculous. You have hit the nail on the head with this blog and I’m excited to follow along!
Thanks so much for your comment and sharing your struggles. We’re in this together!