I'm going to be totally honest and tell you guys that this is a tough, tough, tough one for me. I will put my hand up and admit that I completely am guilty of negative self-talk, body talk and weight talk. I whine and bitch and complain and scrutinize and compare and pinch and wiggle and whine some more. I do NOT love my body enough.
I think most of us don't.
I checked out the kick-ass MizFit's Exposed blog entry a few days ago and saw that it was inspired by my beautiful friend Michelle's awesomegoodness post over at Eating Journey. (go check them both out now, I'll wait...)
Michelle posted that entry with the Exposed Blogger movement info in it quite some time ago and I saw it at that point, and said, "Hmm, this is freaking awesome, but I don't think I'm going to participate," and I hid back under my desk and drank some more Diet Coke. When I looked again I noticed that she linked back to our gorgeous friend Esther and the blog entry she did about the Naked Truth. In that entry, she said she was inspired by me, my honesty and all that stuff.
So round about, I somehow inspired some people and I am lamely not even participating in the movement.
That, my friends? Is bull puckey.
You guys all know by now that I'm not easily embarrassed by much, I struggle to find topics for TMI Thursday because I'm just not that easily humiliated. I post pictures of my butt in old man undies and I show photos of my trying to squeeze into a size 8 pair of jeans unsuccessfully. But what is a real challenge for me (besides working out regularly or saying "no" to the piece of pie I ate today, more on that later,) is taking a candid look at my body and finding things to love about it.
So, it's obvious I've got to do it. I'll first thank these three ladies (MizFit, Michelle, Esther) for being ballsy babes and inspiring me to take a Loving Look at myself for once. ((hugs.))
Without further ado, I give to you, my Body Love.
So. What do you love about YOUR body?
Oh. And yes, to confirm your suspicion, the placement of John Mayer's name was TOTALLY intentional. ;)