You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you.
Song of Solomon 4:7
Happy Wednesday!!! Here is a little inspiration to help get you over the hump. I just heard this concept on a podcast and was completely taken aback and wanted to share it with all of you.
First, I was listening to “The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey” podcast (an awesome Christian based program) and her guest for today was Jenna Kutcher. Jenna is a wedding photographer turned influencer who is very passionate about spreading self love with regards to body image. If you don’t already follow her on Instagram…DO IT NOW, she is brave and inspiring. Any who, during this interview she spoke about loving and accepting your body and she used the most profound example that I have every heard on the subject.
She started by saying imagine a child, perfect and innocent. Then she said now imagine this child going to her mom saying “Why did you make me this way,? Why did you make me broken? Why did you make me ugly”. Wow, How incredibly hard those things must be for a mom to hear. Now imagine standing in front of God, our Creator, and asking him those same questions, imagine the heartbreak God must feel when we attack ourselves and ultimately His work. Take a moment and let that sink in.
We were all created to be different and we are all perfect in our own way. We have to stop shaming ourselves and stop comparing ourselves to others. We have got to STOP making another woman’s body our goals. We must strive to live our best life. Own our own fitness and our own healthy lifestyle.
Should we continue to work hard and set goals? – Absolutely
Should we continue to look to others for inspiration? YES, but we must recognize who we are and where we are. Healthy looks different on all of us. Let’s lift each other up and encourage our individuality.
All the Love,