Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Flabulous and proud!

"The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work on becoming yourself" - Anna Quindlen

Today is a monumental day, today is the day I finally embrace my body, the whole curvy mass of it; lumps, bumps, stretch marks and all its glory.  I stumbled upon this amazing blog  and had an Epiphany, I mean what right have I to HATE my body anyway?  My body is beautiful in its own way and has produced my four fabulous, perfect daughters for pity's sake. Why do I feel the daily need to put myself and my body down?

I'll tell you why, because I, like millions of others, have been conditioned by society to meet some warped idea of a "standard" size!  We'll I'm not standard, I'm special and a unique human being, as we all are and  I'm tired of being judged solely on my looks and angry for allowing myself to feel ashamed of my body for as long as I can remember.

So I will endeavour to embrace my whole being and stop the cycle of putting my life on hold; I do not have to wait to plan a girlie night out until i weigh 165 pounds again, i do not have to worry about whether people think I'm too fat to wear skinny jeans because their opinions are THEIR opinions not mine, they do not define me. Let the size revolution begin......