“The Body Positive Movement is a movement that encourages people to adopt more forgiving and affirming attitudes towards their bodies, with the goal of improving overall health and well-being.”
That’s what Wikipedia tells us.
Here’s what body positive means to me: believing that everything the body does IS POSITIVE.
Does that mean you’re not allowed to want to lose weight?
Or that you should just live with those painful symptoms?
Or that if you want to eat cookies for every meal of every day for the rest of your life, you should?
And if not – you’re not body positive?
Nope. Nope, nope, nope.
Here’s the reality of the body: she speaks.
Yeppers, she has a language.
Pleasure = YES, follow this!
Pain = OUCH, question this!
BODY ACCEPTANCE is actually incredibly engaged!
To refuse listening to messages is actually just “Body Apathy”.
The official definition is useful to a degree…unless you make “forgiveness” mean that your body has done something wrong.
If any forgiveness is necessary, it’s to the sweet part of you that’s been judging your body as wrong.
But honestly? Even she means well.
There are layers upon layers to this adventure of getting to know your body – and really, IT’S AN ADVENTURE.
Accepting your body and everything that she brings is where it gets fun.
Fighting your body doesn’t mean you can’t go on the adventure – it will just feel sticky, heavy, and never-ending.
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