It’s easier to bash our bodies than embrace it.
We walk ten miles without a second thought- yet complain how chunky our legs are.
We read books, newspapers and watch mindless TV- yet complain that we have to wear glasses.
We carry groceries in both hands- yet complain how they resemble a chicken.
Our backpacks are sturdy and are filled to the brim- yet we curse when we don’t git triple digits when dead lifting
We pick up heavy bags, move things around the house and clean- yet hate on our shoulders for not being broad.
Over time, I’ve come to realise how much easier it is to hate on our bodies than to embrace the things we take for granted. I’m the first to admit it- I often ‘hate’ on my body or complain on various parts of it- whether that be at the gym, around the home or when I look in the mirror. It’s gotten to the point that it’s such a common action- it’s second nature.
Wear a T shirt- Look in disgust as to why my arms are so skinny.
Wear shorts- Look in disgust as to why my lower body looks bigger than my upper body.
It all comes down to embracing what we have and being grateful for it. GRATEFUL.
I walk ten miles without a second thought- what about those whom are unable to walk for one reason or another?
I read until the early hours of the morning and watch TV for no reason- what about those who have never seen their family before?
I carry groceries with both hands- what about those who have never felt any movement above their waist?
I fill my backpack to the brim with books, food, well…anything- What about those who need support or assistance to be able to even move?
I can clean, tidy, move things- what about those whom are relegated to bed rest…forever?
I’ve made an effort recently to stop ‘bashing’ on my body and start being more appreciative of it. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to that realisation that these insecurities are so minor and petty and do me no favours- nor do they define me in any way, shape or form.
It only takes a second for you to think of those who can’t do even half the things we are capable of- and that, my friends, is the necessary slap in the face needed….out loud.
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