Apocalypstick's ApocaLIST10 Reasons to Love Your Body NOW!Almie Rose
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5. Because life isn’t photoshopped.

photoshop

And sometimes, quite poorly.

Everyone is so photoshopped these days, it’s insane. You see someone on a magazine cover and most likely, you’ll feel a small twinge of “Ugh” as in, “Ugh, I wish I was her,” “Ugh I was I had her abs,” “Ugh this magazine is so expensive,” — whatever, you get my point. You have to remember that it’s been MASTERFULLY photoshopped. Miranda Kerr doesn’t even look like Miranda Kerr, you dig? People don’t look that way in “real life.” And the photos you should treasure and use as inspiration should be photos of your happy self!

And about the above image: that was real photoshopping done by Target in order to give the model a proper “thigh gap.” SCREW THE THIGH GAP! Your thighs touch because they’re BFFs, it’s no big deal.

4. Because you may be setting an example to someone else, even if you don’t realize it.

mother daughter

Ah, yes, the traditional mother-daughter sunset beach walk. Who hasn’t experienced it?

If you’re a mom and you’re always complaining about your body, you may not think your kids will pick up on it, but they do. They may not understand it, but the takeaway will be something like, “Mommy says she’s fat, and she sounds sad and mad about it, so fat must be bad.” Is that the message you want to send to your kids? You gotta be careful about what you say. Don’t ever body shame yourself in front of them, ever. It’s not something they should have to deal with.

3. Because life’s too short.

clock

And this clock is too big.

I know, I know, forgive me for using this cliché but how could I not? Life really is too short to spend years hating your body. Remember what Ferris Bueller said: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” And what if while he was saying that, Sloane didn’t even hear him because she was busy hating her awesome bod? There’s way too much to do and see in this world. Let your focus in life be on experiences, not how you look while experiencing life.

2. Because negative thinking breeds negativity.

frowning woman

I will, however, give her props for the most perfect expression of “WTF” I have ever seen.

Have you heard of the Law of Attraction? It states that like attracts like. What you think about, you bring about. So if you have a positive attitude, you attract positivity. Which means that if you have a negative attitude, you attract negativity. And why do that to yourself? Why go through life attracting negativity because of your negative thoughts and feelings about your own body? It isn’t worth it. It’s kind of a waste of time. And it only does more harm than good. Tell yourself that you love your body, even if it feels like a lie. Tell yourself until you believe it.

1. Because hating your body is exhausting.

exhausted woman

Apparently, sitting in front of a white background is also exhausting.

It’s just sooooo stressful and tiring, and plain exhausting to hate your body all the time. It’s so much easier to say, “Hey this body I have ain’t bad,” and go on with your day. You don’t need any added stress in your life!

Hey, don’t get me wrong here: there’s nothing wrong with working out if you hate your body. I work out and I love it. It makes me feel good. And the most important thing, is that it makes me love my body, which is what I want everyone to do. Well, not my body. I mean you love your own body. Get it? Got it? Good. LET THE LOVING COMMENCE!

Featured image by Ralph Morse via LIFE Photo Archives For Google, Shutterstock, and Workthatmatters.blogspot.ca via Target.com

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  1. I drove 14 hours to a funeral in a different state than I live in for my best guy friend in high school. He was the only guy i had ever known that just knew me. He had me pegged. I arrived at 4 am and was junked up on monster and 5 hours that i could hear the tires on the pavement when i closed my eyes to sleep. I dreaded the whole day, but mainly because of how i would look now from when i last saw all these people. it had been over ten years. I was not looking to loose weight, i was looking to gain weight. It goes both ways. Now because I regret my decision i have gained too much weight. now i feel even worse than i did super skinny. My point is that its now how much you weigh, its about self confidence. I wish i had some.

  2. funny AND inspiring. good work!

  3. Your message is awesome, and so are your words. gotta love a funny and inspiring writer. I may have to start frequenting your blog ;)

  4. You are amazing. Thank you.

  5. I love this! I love this because I love my body because it takes me places, and that is just glorious! Plus, I get to play uke and sing and we are just so freakin’ lucky people! PERSPECTIVE!
    And it is exhausting to see people around me, especially young girls (and I am talking super young, eleven year olds!!) worrying about it and craving and suffering, I mean CAN WE JUST NOT!!
    So, great article and great spirit and great everything! If we were close (like in the same continent or something) I would hang out with you and talk about how stupid it all is really. Cheers! ^^

  6. I haven’t experienced a mother-daughter sunset beach walk

  7. Love. This.