I’ve got to get real honest with you. I hate my thighs. I always have, & no matter how thin I get, they are always there.
It’s okay that I hate my thighs, because you know what? It’s not the end of the world. There are plenty of other things I love about my body. I love that I’m tall. I like that I have long arms & a long giraffe-like neck (in high school my little brother teased me about it). I have a long torso, so I don’t have to worry too much about accumulating belly fat (it all goes to my hips & thighs, thank you very much!). And I really like the natural color of my hair (no greys. yet!).
We all have various things about our body that we don’t like, but I think it’s not a good idea to go down that road. Of focusing on your perception of your body’s shortcomings.
I struggle with this, believe me. I’ve had 4 babies, people! If that doesn’t mess with your body image even just a little, you are a blessed woman. But for me, as I’ve had each child & gone through massive fluctuations in weight & size, I’ve realized, just how cool my body is. No really. As women, our bodies are powerful, powerful machines. We can make people! And then we use our bodies to feed those little people. We can run 10 or 20 or 26.2 miles if we put our minds to it. Day after day, our bodies perform tasks that give life, create, love. Amazing, I tell ya.
So big thighs, pshaw. I only get really hung up on it if I read too many magazines. Where the models legs are longer than many women are tall & I’m pretty sure their food portions are limited to kiddie plates & bowls. And during the summer, I’ve discovered a lovely thing called the cover up. I like to wear it before & after the pool. I’m not a huge fan of the little skirts or board shorts you can wear in the water, simply because when I’m in the water I want to feel unrestricted & free.
Swimsuit coverup: Nicole Miller.
Swimsuit from ModBod (love their swimwear, all very conservative, which is my cup of tea, thank you!).
Mommy/daddy school? I love this idea.
And, I really think this blog is gonna help me actually do it.
Ever want to know more about how to use a pressure cooker? Here’s your answer.
This story made me realize how unpredictable & short life can be. Brought tears to my eyes.
Manifest Vegan’s Allyson tells her story, about why she went vegan, & why she is now also gluten-free. Interesting read.
The story of superman. (It’s a fascinating listen.)
I’m looking forward to making this kale salad.
A great essay on why being vegan is not a pledge to perfection. Well said Gena.
The death of homemaking? Or is this just a matter of semantics?
I’ve received a few emails in the past week & haven’t gotten a chance to respond to them all. Thank you for your kind words, questions, & feedback. It really makes my day to hear from you! Thank you for your patience & understanding that I will respond to each email as I get to it. You readers are so lovely & sweet. I cannot tell you how much your good vibes & well wishes mean to me.
And for those of you who comment on the blog, thank you as well. I love to read your comments & hear what you’re thinking. Means a lot.
Here’s to another joy-filled week!