…my armsIt used to be a joke that I didn’t have upper-body strength when I was younger. Yes, I danced, but I never lifted weights and my arms just weren’t strong. Fast-forward to when I worked at Great Harvest and then went to culinary school. Yup, I got upper body strength. Carrying those 50# of flour or sugar are heavy!
…my stomach and my hips
As women, you grow up learning to hate your stomach and hips. You’re stomach isn’t flat enough and your hips are too wide than the ideal. Well I’ll give you a secret, when I stopped caring if my stomach was flat or not and looked at all the wonderful things it could do, it became stronger and flatter. Go figure! And my hips? Well, I’ve literally had hips since I was about 8 and they’re not going away so I might as well love them.
Gotta pointe those toes! My legs have carried me through years and years of dance as well as miles of walking around different cities. They’re truly amazing and even though my knees don’t like me sometimes, I like them 🙂
In honor of the beginning of Body Image Awareness Week at American University (and National Eating Disorders Awareness across the country), I thought we could celebrate our bodies and what they can do. What part of your body do you love?
I’ll post these pictures throughout the week so we can celebrate you too! I haven’t figured out a prize yet, but there will be one at the end of the week, I promise 🙂
1) Email the picture to me: sweetestthingdc [at] gmail.com. Make sure the subject says “I LOVE ME”
2) Post about it on your blog and email me the link to your post: sweetestthingdc [at] gmail.com. Make sure the subject says “I LOVE ME”
Get going! Love yourself! ❤