Achieving an overall state of peace is not an easy task. There are many factors that contribute to this mission, one of which being Body Peace.
Body peace is a general acceptance for your body composition at this time in your life. It’s about being comfortable in your own skin, literally.
Our bodies change. And you may work to improve your body’s function and shape, but if you are eating a balanced diet and exercising, there’s only so much you can do to completely alter your natural body shape. Nor should you want to.
We are all born with our own bodies that are unique to us. They are personalized, just as our character traits are. Thus, comparing ourselves to others is only going to bring us into a self-damaging cycle of constantly striving for something that may be impossible to reach (at least without being obsessive or unhealthy about it).
I’m all about maximizing our physical capacities and improving our diets, but our society makes us feel like if we don’t look a certain way, we’re not healthy. This is most definitely false. Strength comes in all shapes and sizes. There is no way to measure “health” by body appearance. In many cases, one’s physical image is not reflective of his or her health at all. Additionally, health can be physical, but mental and emotional health is just as important.
Rather than obsessing over the number on the scale or your jean size, focus on how you feel and what you are capable of doing.
It’s time to start embracing our own bodies, for they do so much for us and need the respect and love that they deserve. Practice self-love. When you look at yourself in the mirror, throw yourself a compliment! You look good!
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