18. January 2016 by swissfitchick
Yes, it is.
Body Image, Body Acceptance, Body Love….it all goes hand in hand and bringing your mindset to a point when you are actually in peace with your body brings an assload of happiness.
I am so romantic.
Anyways. Living in Bondi for a month could be hard, if you don’t love your body – no matter how it looks like. The peeps here are fit and ripped, 90% of them. Especially around Icebergs, they show off their nakedness like it’s their job. Not that I mind of course.
Shades are THE invention ever. It’s no big deal if I check out these Babes, cause 50% of them could be my own kids, so what’s the big deal. I am just Mamma, watching the kids putting sun screen on and not going to swim right after a meal. Maybe I could be a good mother.
I digress. Being 37 and turning 38 in only a few months, plus training and practising a good body image in my mind over years now, brought me to a point, where I feel relaxed and content around any kinds of bodies. I stopped to compare myself, cause honestly – comparison is the number ONE recipe to make yourself miserable. Don’t get me wrong – I have fat days. Days, when I spread 657836 pieces of clothing over my bed, cause NOTHING seems to look good. When I feel uncomfortable and insecure in my body. But these days became rare. The majority of the time I like what I see in the mirror. If I don’t, I wait a few days. If it doesn’t get better, I work harder on my nutrition, to feel healthy and comfortable again. Drink more, eat yo’ veggies, decrease salt and sugar. I am my strictest self critic and most of the time I am being hard on myself – that’s the side of the perfectionist in me, but I found a way to change my attitude to meet my inner self on a kinder level.
A body is a body. It works. It does so much for us, and it’s ONE body and ONE life. Being healthy is one of the most important privilege one can have – how much fat or muscles there is really doesn’t matter, as long as it is in a healthy relation.
I get quite the comments from people who see pictures of me and my friends. Like:’ Your friend is so skinny!’ or when I am with the CrossFit girls:’Oh God, all those muscles. Isn’t that too manly?’ – in all honesty, when I hear this, a collection of question marks starts to get stringed together over my head and I furrow my brow. Cause – my friends are my friends and I couldn’t care less about the way they look, as long as they are happy. My friends are number ONE in my life, they mean everything to me and I have friendships which last since over 30 years, cause I take care of them and will always, always do anything to see them happy. If they are muscle loaded, skinny, chubby, short, tall – I don’t even notice, cause it does not matter. The same goes for people around me – I LOVE getting to know new people and I am extremely curious to hear new stories about their lives – of course I make compliments to some, cause they just amaze me by their beauty. Though first, all I want to know is the person and its nature.
A body is a body. We have genes and proportions, and we ought to love our body just the way it is RIGHT NOW. Of course if we’re unhappy or feel unhealthy, we have the option to work on it. However, bashing our bodies is not the way to go. As soon as you start appreciating your body, you will manage to do GOOD things for it. You will do everything to take care of it and that way, it will GLOW. It deserves to glow. It deserves to get the best care in the world, which you are responsible for. What the best care for your body is, is personal and on everyone to find out by themselves.
I will never have small arms, but meanwhile they are toned with muscles and I like it. I will never have these beautiful brown eyes and shiny dark hair like one of the girls at CrossFit here and which I adore, but I have a golden circle around my pupil and I like my hair the way it is. Everyone is a different type and that’s what makes this world so interesting and wonderful.
So again, remember: you have ONE body and ONE life. Treat your body like the castle you want to live in. Fuel it, let it rest, move it, use it, like it, love it, dress it nicely, treat it with your favorite treats, touch it, show it. It does so much for you, it deserves the BEST care in the world. Do not compare, cause you will not be able to get a different body and that’s perfectly right like that. COMPARISON is the number ONE recipe to make yourself miserable.