Loving your body should be about what it can do, what it has done and what you can teach it to do. The sooner you find those things the sooner you will find your inner strength to love your body through every stage in its life.
I can't tell you how much I regret totally pigging out with my first pregnancy.. it has left my tummy a tad stretched but you know what I have got my fitness back and I really couldn't care. I am slim (I work hard to be so) and in the grand scheme of things I don't really give a toss that it is a little creased. I have my kids, my body allowed me that and that works for me.
What do I love about my body?
I love that those shoulders belong to my Dad.
I love that their definition comes from running to far off places.
I love that my belly once held both of my babies.
I love that my legs are strong and that have carried me through 3 Ironmans
I love my tattoos as each one is for someone I love
most of all I love my scar on my back..
it is massive, it can't be covered but it never stopped me from being a successful model in an industry that is all about perfection.
it has ensured I have a husband who loves me for me because I wouldn't choose to sleep next to it each night unless I loved the person it bestowed.
it caused me much taunting as a kid but that made me a toughy
So you see I love my body, the good bits and the bad. It is mine. I own it. I make it what it is and I am responsible for how it will look after me as I age.
I am linking up with the I heart my body Campaign over at We Heart Life