National Love Your Body Day

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I thought I'd give a quick shout out for
National Love Your Body Day.
I have definitely not always loved my body. And I must admit, I still have my days where I morph into Negative Nancy and hate looking in the mirror. But I have definitely made progress in the positive body image area, especially in the last few months since I've started this blog. I also want to thank everyone whose blogs that I read, for all the inspiration they give me!!

My favorite part of my body is my definitely my legs. They are strong and beautiful. When times in my life have left my down and discouraged, I've used my legs to help me get moving again.

Do you love what you see when you look in the mirror?
Hollywood and the fashion, cosmetics and diet industries work hard to make each of us believe that our bodies are unacceptable and need constant improvement. Print ads and television commercials reduce us to body parts — lips, legs, breasts — airbrushed and touched up to meet impossible standards. TV shows tell women and teenage girls that cosmetic surgery is good for self-esteem. Is it any wonder that 80% of U.S. women are dissatisfied with their appearance?
Women and girls spend billions of dollars every year on cosmetics, fashion, magazines and diet aids. These industries can't use negative images to sell their products without our assistance.
Together, we can fight back.

For more information on National Love Your Body Day, visit


HangryPants said...

Yay to loving your legs! I am just starting to read your blog, but it looks great and I;m adding you to my ever growing google reader. Be back soon. :)