“I love my body.”

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Ha! Made you look. Right?

Just typing that title made me think how incredibly rare it is to hear a woman say those four simple words, “I love my body.”

Compliment a woman on her body and she will likely point out her flaws, sheepishly, instead of owning it.

We are so accustomed to trying to live up to certain unattainable societal images that it becomes second nature to look at our bodies and focus on the negative.

When will we learn to look at our bodies and embrace the positive?

I saw this clip shared on Facebook via Upworthy featuring a model on Ellen responding to people who called her “fat” and her response is revolutionary.

Watch.

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Say It With Me, “I Love My Body!!” 

I have started saying those words to myself when a self-criticism of my body creeps into my head, and like Robyn Lawley says, it really does work.

The more you say it, the more you start to believe it. When you believe it, your whole attitude and outlook will change.

Try it.

My body is not perfect, but it is healthy and strong and allows me to do awesome things, so yes, I DO love my body.

It is a much better use of energy to focus on this realization vs. the 5 pounds I want to get off.

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

Do It For Our Daughters

Moms, don’t you want your daughters to grow up with a positive body image versus the alternative? I sure do.

We are in a pretty powerful and somewhat frighteningly influential position.

I think if we as moms can get to a place where we can say, “I love my body”, that attitude can’t help but rub off on our daughters as they learn, like mom, to LOVE their bodies. I think Robyn Lawley could change the world.

What is your reaction to this video? Please share your comments below.

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    Suzanne says:

    Amen, sister!!! Love everything about this. Let’s not raise a generation of self-loathing kids and appreciate all our bodies do for us. I’m starting today. I love my body too!

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    christy says:

    Why, oh why, is it SO hard to say those words??? But, it is. And I am happy that you chose to write about it…and I *especially* appreciate it since I am raising a little girl. I watched the clip with Robyn Lawley, and thought it was excellent. Let’s set the good example and teach our kiddos to be grateful and happy with their bodies and body types, whatever they may be. Let’s celebrate health and staying active…and be thankful for the bodies we’ve been given!

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    jen says:

    To that I say, “Amen Sisters!” to you both!

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    Susanne says:

    Such a lovely message and SO important to young impressionable ladies. Thank you for sharing!

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