It’s a sad trend that the media is trying to make women look like toothpicks with basketballs strapped on. It’s not beauty, it’s artificial, and it’s ugly. Women come in so many wonderful shapes and sizes, and we should all embrace our natural beauty.
Me, I’m curvy. I have hips and thighs and quite a butt. I have an ample bosom and a bit of a belly, but not too much. I have great curves. I am NOT fat. I’m 5′ 2″ and 127. There’s nothing wrong with my body. Sure, some things aren’t as perky as they were a decade ago, but that’s nature. I’m still beautiful and desirable. I don’t need Botox or breast implants or a massive diet. Nature knew what it was doing, I don’t need to interfere.
Women need to learn to love the body nature gave them. Maybe your breasts are big, maybe they’re small. They’ll be loved by someone either way. Maybe you’re tall and trim, maybe you’re short and voluptuous, maybe you’re one of the million places in between. No matter what, you’re exactly how you should be.
It’s especially hard on bigger girls and women, well, bigger being anything over 110 pounds these days. The media wants us to feel fat and ugly, but we don’t need to. If you’re truly overweight, you’ll know it, and you can work to fix that. You don’t need to go on a diet and work out 4 hours a day just because you can’t fit a size 2 dress. If you’re just nicely padded, you can embrace it and carry it with pride.
Love the body you’re in. If you don’t right now, learn to. Stop paying attention to the media and shallow people. Learn to love the natural you. It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself.
Do you love your body? If not, why? Can you learn to ignore the media and celebrities and love the real you?
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