Last Updated on March 1, 2021 by Rob Arthur
Some suggest that to love your body is to accept it as it is.
That to want to change it is a sign of rejection.
Of self-loathing or self-hatred.
This can be the case.
But it doesn’t have to be.
We take care of the things that matter most to us.
Ensure that they work well, serve their purpose, and last.
We love them by taking care of them.
Your body is a gift.
The vessel through which you experience life’s joys, give and receive love, and shine your unique light.
Eating, training, and working to keep it strong, capable, and healthy are not at odds with loving it.
You can love your body and want to change it.
What matters is your intention.
Seeing your size and shape as a reflection of your physical condition.
Not of your worth.
Seeing the gym as a tool for growth and challenge.
Not for punishment.
Seeing food as a means for feeling energetic and alive.
Not for medication, distraction, or torment.
You are so much more than your body.
Yet, you are not separate from it.
And it’s the only one you have.
That body is worthy of love.
Worthy of nourishing food.
Of vitalizing movement.
Most importantly, kind words and thoughts.
You are worthy of all that, too.
You’ve got this.