Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Love Your Body

One of the daily challenges this week for the Honor Your Body thing I'm doing (for Healthy Lifestyle points) is to list 10 things you love about your body. Huh. On first thought this seems like an exasperating task. If you're anything like me, what this immediately brings to my mind first is all the things you don't really love so much.

(nope, not my body)

Am I even allowed to love my body? This one? The 36 yr old, post-4-babies, out of shape and overweight one? Hello?!? ummmm . . . . yeaaaaah.

It took some deeper thought.

But here goes:
1. I love that my body works. All these intricate systems, circulatory, muscular, nervous, digestion, etc - everything works more or less as it's supposed to. Isn't that amazing??

2. I love that my body can heal itself from most minor injuries and illnesses - and I don't have to do a thing about it!

3. I love that I have detached earlobes. haha.

4. I love that my body is capable of swimming and roller-skating and dancing. I'd even go so far as to say that I am, or was, even pretty good at those things. ;)

5. I love my longer second toe.

6. I love having blue eyes.

7. I love my 5 senses. My body can see, hear, taste, touch and smell. Isn't that wonderful?

8. I love that I'm left-handed.

9. I love that my body can do more, and push past more limitations, than I give it credit for.

10. And finally, the thing I love most is that this body could conceive, carry, birth and breastfeed 4 incredible little babies. It is nothing short of miraculous how most of the time, for most women through the ages of time, this entire process actually works at all. I am awestruck when I think about what my body has actually done in bringing these children here.
And for all of that, I will honor and love my body.

Wow. I didn't even know I could do that. :)
How about you? (You try listing 10 things and see how you feel afterwards. It's pretty good!)


Christina G. said...

The very first thing that popped into my mind (even before I got to the end of your post) was the ability to have children. Are the other 9 things even necessary at that point??!!

Mom B. said...

Way to go Kristen. Those are fantastic things to love about your body.

bonitinha said...

I love my detached earlobes too! They're the bext kind of earlobes!

Jennifer Pelo Rawlings said...

Good job, that is a wonderful thing to be able to do, love your body.

In college I told my roommates how grateful I was for my body and one told her brother and he made fun of me for supposedly saying that I had such a hot body. Seriously, everyone has an amazing body, we are amazing.

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