Vlog it! Embracing Your Own Body – Are You Up To The Challenge?
From The Mommyologist :
It’s Monday, August 9th, and it’s officially time to kick off Embrace Your Body Week 2010!
“Too often as women, and in particular, as moms, we look in the mirror and put ourselves down on a daily basis. We make comments about our bodies such as, “My thighs are so fat.” ”I wish that I could lose my belly pooch.” ”I hate my cottage cheese ass”, and so on and so forth.”
As you know those words could have come out of my mouth. In fact, in my last post I wrote about the importance of accepting your unique appearance vs. the cookie-cutter image of beauty that’s portrayed for us in magazines, advertisements, and movies. Accepting the media’s definition of beauty is to accept that you need to be fixed – follow this diet to happiness or “you don’t have to look like you’re from the class of 1970” just get Botox or cosmetic surgery. What is wrong with looking the age we are?
So I wanted to accept the challenge. I wanted to Embrace My Body and not believe that I have to look any other way but the way I do. Here’s my entry into validating myself and all other women and men for who they are and what they look like without a cosmetic “fix”.