I see so many weight loss blogs that struggle with body acceptance. They keep saying “I will love my body when…” and things of that nature.
During your weight loss journey, you should not only be learning how to better nourish your body, but learn to accept your body. Otherwise, you will never be satisfied. You are you. There is no reason for you to strive to have someone else’s legs or abs. I’m going to be honest and tell you that sometimes your body doesn’t agree with you. You may want something for it that it doesn’t want. Always remember just how amazing your body is. It deserves to be loved and respected. Beating yourself up about your body is a terrible motivator. It creates more self-loathing. And even if it doesn’t feel like it, you will always be able to find something you like about your body. When you have those bad days, because we all do - just embrace that part of yourself. Do something that makes you happy instead of spending that time bashing yourself. Building a positive body image is something that is incredibly difficult to do and is a long ongoing process. You can’t expect to read something like this and instantly love your body, because lets be realistic - that’s not going to happen. You slowly have to realize that you are who you are. We can’t physically or mentally change everything all at once. Everything takes time. In the society we’ve grown to love I feel we have not been able to appreciate time. Everything just seems so instant, and we’ve grown impatient. But we can’t be impatient with our bodies. That is a set up for failure. Learn to love yourself and be happy, don’t expect things to always go your way and don’t expect things to happen overnight. Be content. Be patient. Be observant. Listen to your body. It’s incredible the things you’ll hear once you are tuned in to listen.