When I saw a post about Love Your Body Day on Ashley's blog, 2 eyes in the mirror, I knew I wanted to do a post on it. I've always believed that everyone has something beautiful about them both physically and otherwise. I know it sounds cheesy but I don't care, it's true! Ha! Beauty is subjective and truly in the eye of the beholder. Contrary to what society tends to promote, you do not have to be size 2, blond, thin, or whatever the "in" thing at the time happens to be, to be beautiful! Despite these beliefs, I also happen to be human and a rather curvy, not your typical "Barbie" sized girl, not that there's anything wrong with that! So, because of those things, I am not always completely happy with my body at all times. That's okay though because everyone has days when they don't feel that "pretty" or "beautiful" and that's perfectly normal. You just have to tell yourself to get over it and remind yourself what you love about yourself and your body.
While there are certain things I'd like to change about my body and maybe I will someday, I still believe I'm beautiful and so are you! I really mean it, look in the mirror and find the things you love about yourself and remember those things when you're having a day when you don't feel especially good about your body. :) Whether you are a size 0, 2, 12, 20, 28, whatever, remember to love your body and treat it with respect.
A time when I struggled with this:
Like I said earlier, sometimes, everyone struggles with their view of themselves occasionally. Recently, if you read any of my pathetic rants about some random boy , you'd know I've been rather distressed, which does not make you feel too good about your body. I thought that the reason this guy must like some other girl and not me must be because she's probably thinner and prettier than me (even though I've never seen her!/don't know who she is!). I couldn't help it, the thought just wouldn't go away. Eventually though, I realized this was ridiculous for two reasons! 1.) I don't think he's that shallow and I'm sure he has plenty of reasons why he likes that girl other than her looks. Love is not based entirely on looks as the world may have you believe. 2.) If he did like some other girl because he thinks she's thinner and prettier than me, he's not worth it! Why would you want to be with anyone who would only love someone for their looks anyway, the hell with them! ;) So, you see, you can overcome these issues when they happen to you if you really think about it and try.
In conclusion, I love my body! I mean could I really take so many pictures of myself and put them on the internet if I didn't?! Ha! Here are my favorite things about it: (Tell me yours in the comments!)
1.) I love my hair, even though it's thick and can be hard to manage. I love that it's long, naturally wavy, and will curl or do whatever I want it to. I love that I get so many compliments on it because I know it's beautiful, lol! ;)
2.) I love my curves! Even if I someday lost weight, I will never be a rail thin, size 0-2, and I do not want to be! If you naturally are that way, awesome!, but I'm not and that's fine with me. :)
3.) I love my eyes. They are big and brown and have lots of room for eye makeup!
4.) I love my lips. My mother refers to them as "tweety bird lips" lol!, but I love wearing bright or bold colors on them to make them stand out even though they're not that big/full! Kisses! :)
Here's a recent picture I love:
Thanks for reading! Please tell me why you love your body and your favorite things (as many as you'd like!) about it in the comments! I'd love to know because you're all beautiful people! :) If you read this today, go post a blog about why you love your body and add it to Ashley's list on http://2eyesinthemirror.blogspot.com/. Go read all the other awesome posts on this topic there too! :)
♥ Xoxo Gabriella