Body Positivity

Bonus post!

So this morning I was having a conversation with myself, yes this happens a lot, and I was thinking about how much I complain about my body.

I’m not where I want to be fitness wise and I don’t have the best diet. I know there are things I could work on and I know I need to make more of an effort but I still complain.

I tried to come up with 5 negative things and 5 positive things about my body and it’s pretty cool how the positive way out weighs the negative.

Negative:

  1. I have stretch marks
  2. I have cellulite
  3. I’m squishier in places where I used to be firm.
  4. My hips are always in pain.
  5. My shoulder tendon is always strained.

Positive:

  1. I can still use my body. I can run, jump, hold my kids and chase after them.
  2. I created two beautiful, amazing little boys with this body. A lot of women don’t even get the chance to make one baby.
  3. I’m stronger than I have ever been. Physically and emotionally.
  4. My husband still finds me insanely attractive. He reminds me all the time.
  5. And I have a nice butt. πŸ˜‰

After realizing that I have a lot more going for me than against me I felt a lot better about the things that bother me. I know that with more effort on my part, and a little acceptance, those things can be fixed or made better. I just need to remind myself that positivity can go a long way in how you see yourself. Remembering all the good things about yourself instead of dwelling on the bad is the key to becoming a happier person.backpack-blonde-hair-blur-214574.jpg

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6 Comments

    1. I’ve struggled with how I feel about my body ever since I had my first kid. It’s crazy how society puts so much pressure on new moms to get back into shape quickly after having a baby when it actually take a whole year after the baby is born before your body is completely healed/back to “normal”.

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  1. Oh how I resonate with this!! Talking about body positivity is so important, but can be so difficult too. I really appreciate your vulnerability in this post. When I started working in the hospital my perspective on body appreciation changed big time- seeing people that couldn’t eat, walk, or even go to the bathroom on their own made me so thankful for the most basic functions. Thanks for sharing this, Cadie- because we all need this reminder from time to time! xo

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    1. Yeah! When I was pregnant with my second my sister in law had gotten pregnant to but lost her baby in the second trimester. It made me so thankful that I was able to keep my baby and give birth to a healthy baby boy. There is so much we take for granted and we need to remember that it can be a lot worse.

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