During rehearsal on Monday, the company I dance with tried on costumes for our next performance.
Now, if you've been reading this blog for a while then you know the self-deprecating mess I have turned into before when it comes to costume time. But I made a promise (to you, myself, and Mr. Branflake) to stop that nonsense and appreciate the body I've been given.
Shockers of all shockers, Monday night I was actually very kind to myself.
I didn't make one negative comment about my body.
Even when I tried on a dress that was oh so not flattering at all, I was a big girl and just said,
"This dress sucks."
I told myself that my body was fine, it was the dress that had the issue.
|photo of me taken by the lovely Susan of En Pointe Photography|
I admire all of you who have healthy body images.
I'm also grateful for those who have opened up and shared their experiences on this blog.
As I tried on costumes on Monday I kept thinking of all those comments and emails that have helped me open my eyes about the beauty of a healthy body image.
So, yes, I've come a long way since I've made a goal to love my body.
I have many people to thank for it.
Thanks for understanding and helping me see a greater light.
I'm not gonna lie, I still weigh myself daily and keep tight tabs on my measurements.
But my attitude about my body has greatly shifted since I started this blog.
So thank you.
More body image posts and their amazing comments here.