Yesterday Amanda at Rhyme & Ribbons wrote a great post about what she loves about her body. She started the post talking about her personal past with body issues which is an issue I think so many can relate to.
For me growing up in Southern California I was surrounded by women who were not set on being real women. They wanted to look like the women of movies, having long lean bodies with perky boobs and giant fake smiles. Now not everyone was like that but once you see them it seems they are everywhere and can overwhelm anyone.
Living there I always felt out of place by my features and my views on how I wanted to let myself be myself. After moving to Sweden though I have become so much more comfortable in my body. For some reason the fact that I was instantly an outsider via being from America made me really start to fall in love with myself body and mind. I guess it was because no matter what I was not competing with the women I was seeing, I saw them as Swedish and having their own cultural ideas of the female form I was able to be ok with mine.
Interestingly enough this has led me to enjoy exercising for the first time in my life because once again I do not feel judged or in competition while I do it but that it is simply a great way to be healthy and energized.
So like Amanda I am going to share some things I love about myself!
I am always smiling it is just how I am and I love that it is cheery and as silly as it sounds I think my big teeth really make it what it is!
I feel like I am a smizer as Tyra Banks would say, I also feel like my eyes stand out because whenever I get new eye makeup Mr. H always comments but I can wear the same earrings for weeks and when I point them out he is like huhhhhh.
Ok so a picture of ankles is hard to come by but I thought this one they were noticeable. Anyways I have always loved that I have really defined ankles and honestly on down days I will make sure to put on something I think accentuates them.
What do you love about your body?