Ladies, do you remember the first time you looked at your body with the side-eye? You know that moment when you go to put on your favorite jeans and they feel a little tighter than you remembered? Or that time when you were in the department store trying on your size and that size starts acting brand new? Or that morning when you were just in your underwear and you casually walked by the mirror and did a double take? You know what I’m talking about. You’re thinking to yourself - "What the hell happened? Just yesterday, my butt was smoother than a cup of pudding and now it has the nerve to look more like a pot of grits!?”
Typically, this is when we start to get down on ourselves or suddenly become motivated to hit the gym like tomorrow! Tomorrow comes and go and we’re like, “You know what? It ain’t that bad. I’ll be alright.” And guess what? You will be alright with your scars, stretch marks, and cellulite. I’d like to think it’s a sign of a life well lived. Now, don’t get it twisted. There is nothing wrong with exercising, eating right, and all that but embracing ourselves at all stages is so important to our health and our overall well-being. There’s a huge difference between changing a habit out of fear and changing a habit out of genuine love and compassion. Start with the love and then focus on the change because fear can truly sabotage any changes you make in your life. Your intention may hinder your attention.
"Self-love doesn’t come in a certain size."
Before we begin to criticize ourselves or the next person for their so-called imperfections saying “Scars, Stretchmarks, Cellulite, Oh My,” flip the script and think “Scars, Stretchmarks, Cellulite, Oh Wow” and be amazed at the beauty of our human bodies and how much it changes over the years. Love the movements of your life that reside in your body. Self-love doesn’t come in a certain size. Believe it or not, it can fit everyone if we just decide to put it on and flaunt what our mamas gave us!
Recently, I came across a video that truly takes this message home and I want to share it with you because self-love is so vital right now in this day and age and anyone who is spreading these great vibes deserve a shout out. Best-selling author Keisha Irvin posted a beautiful video about loving the skin you’re in so I highly encourage anyone who needs this reminder to watch below and embrace who you are right here right now!
So whether you’re a size 2 or a size 22, please know that you are an amazing expression of all that is so own that and remember, God looks at you like…