I do not know what your belief system is but no doubt, you have one. Within that belief system, where does it say that all humans are meant to look like the unattainable 21st century ideal created by corporations to sell you things. The whole premise is based on the unachievable, ensuring you do not feel good about yourself so you will spend more money. To quote my youngest daughter, “Fudge that!”
Human bodies are meant to do things not look a certain way. Hug loved ones. Walk. Run. Jump. Play. Dance. Carry children. Laugh out loud.
I am not saying that each of us is not a piece of art. You are. I am. Just as we are right now. However, we are functional art, not meant to be put in a museum solely to be admired. . Our bodies do things; perform functions vital to living a good life.
So when the resolutions, if you set them, start to fade, do not give up on your health and wellness. Instead, shift the focus from deprivation to attain the ‘perfect’ body to what do you and your body want to do?
Do you want to go hiking in the summer months? Play tag with your kids? Climb stairs and still breathe well? Get through your day with energy left over for you at the end of it? Go dancing on Fridays?
Shift your focus from looks to function. The idea that we want to look like some photoshopped creature is not ours. Let's not own it. It belongs to a group of savvy marketers. Leave it to them.
Beautiful is soft lines and hips that carry children. Beautiful is freckles and laugh lines. Beautiful is a straight back. Curvaceous is beautiful. A life well lived is beautiful.
What does your healthiest self want to do?
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