Ladies. We should be celebrating their bodies. Yet, we are more often in a state of flux because we do not recognize the beauty both outside and within our bodies.
Sure every ad and article will tell you that the first thing a man looks for in a woman is how she looks. Looks might draw him in initially, but it is the woman within that will keep him. That is not just rhetoric, it is a fact. Think about it, when was the last time you heard a man say “she is a terrible cook, the house is a mess, she never laughs at my jokes, tells me I am a terrible love…r, but I can’t leave her because she is so beautiful”!
Never satisfied with our weight because we feel we are either too skinny, or too fat, that our weight is distributed improperly. We diet continuously and exercise as much as our daily lives allow. While we obsess about our weight, we don’t acknowledge the fact that we can walk, run,stoop, stretch, stand and sit, thanks to our good bones and young muscles. So embrace this wonderful time in you live and enjoy it fully!
Body type was a major problem for me starting in my early teens. I would cry myself to sleep at night because of my “fat” calves. Friends and family tried every way they could think of to assure me that my perception of my calves was just plain wrong. Of course, looking back at pictures of that time, I see they were absolutely right. Instead of celebrating and embracing my sturdy, perfectly proportioned and very functional legs,I spent hours wishing they were different.
Our hair is at its peak during the ages of 25 to 45. We don’t think so, of course. When it isn’t the hair color we dislike, it is its texture, or length. It is either too straight, too curly, not shiny enough, too long or too short. We might try thinking instead about all the things our hair does for us, distinguishing us from looking like everyone else, for instance. Hair should be thought of as our crowning glory and embraced as such.
Skin should be celebrated and embraced for its amazing elasticity, color and texture. Our skin is either too dark or too light and too everything in between. We spend a great deal of money on creams, lotions and tanning booths trying to either lighten or darken our skin. Products to erase freckles, eliminate moles and other perceived imperfections, keep pharmaceutical companies in business.
How about we try something else. How about we go with what we were born with? It is “You”, beautiful, sexy “you”!