I can't hate this body | Body Positivity blogger

Adjusting to change

It's hard to see your body change. How many times have our bodies changed especially after having children? It's even HARDER to see society shove this standard in your face that you're supposed to look the exact same after having babies. My body has continued to change over the years and still is. In some ways I love and in other ways, I'm like "wtf!!!!" but in the other ways, I need to learn to love. 

I don't like this picture, I'm going, to be honest. My legs aren't as tone as I would like, my belly right where my ribs are is puffier than I would like (my ribs poke out so I never wear tight shirts cause you can see them...though maybe I need to and say f to the societal standard). It makes me uncomfortable but I forced myself to take pictures in these shorts because I wear them out and about. So why wouldn't I share them here? 

Maybe because I'm forced to look at myself. Forced to tell myself that I need to accept my body and it's changes and also forced to look at the positive. 

 I don't remember where my top is from! I bought it last summer  Shorts: Old Navy  Flats: Lucky Brand from Dillards

I don't remember where my top is from! I bought it last summer

Shorts: Old Navy

Flats: Lucky Brand from Dillards

The everyday struggle of focusing on the positive. 

Since I came back from Europe my body has been doing this weird thing of just being extra puffy. My weight hasn't changed much other than a few pounds but I feel like I've gained 20. Not exactly a great feeling. In addition to that my photography business has picked up A LOT (yay!!) so while being super busy and trying to get back to the gym it literally is an everyday struggle to focus on the positive. 

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I want you to know that if you are suffering right now and hate your body, stop. Take a good hard look at it in the mirror and tell yourself "Would you be where you are today without it?!!" LOVE YOUR BODY. Learn to love the extra fat. Today I'm going to stare extra long at this photo because I can't hate this body. If I allow myself to hate even one part of me, I'm opening a door to hating almost all the rest of me. 

It's a rabbit hole friends. Don't open that door of hate!!!