Poll: Love Your Body
In 2 weeks, I’ll be participating in a relay race. I’ve never run before, but I’ve learned that when women I admire do something that makes them happy, well, I’m usually pretty happy that I at least tried it. So, I’ve been training and had lots of time to think about my body.
I had hoped that this much running (and a little Weight Watchers) would make my body look like I have always imagined. It hasn’t. In fact, I’ve stayed in my bigger sized clothes and my weight isn’t really budging. So, after a few months of being mad and sad, I’m now trying to learn to appreciate it for what it can do and realizing, rather belatedly, how much energy I’ve spent being unsatisfied for a body that has done some amazing things.
I figure if there’s a group out there who that should have a healthy body image, it would be feminists, right? So, tell me…do you love your body? (And, then, can you tell me how you learned to love it?)