A Positive Body Focus or Consistency Challenge – Day Fifteen

Positive Body Image

Stick to the positive – that was the advice I recently received at the #alsocme luncheon. People like to be encouraged.

I naturally lean to the positive.

The #bloglikecrazy challenge from See Jane Write Magazine for today –the halfway point of the challenge – does not make it easy for me to stick to the positive.

“Write about your favorite body part.”

My first response was “ugh.” There is very little that I like to speak about when it comes to my body. It goes back to some bad experiences with the “cool” kids up at the mall when I was a teenager. He called me over to their group the first time I showed up at the mall. He looked me over and then pronounced his sentence. “You are fat and your pants are ugly.”

I have not had any desire to talk about my body since that day.

But I will . . . not because I want to, because I need to. The things that I fear or that try to cause me fear need to be faced.

Finding the Positives in My Body

    – I have curves. Although the three children have helped make the curves a little more fluffy, they are still rather symmetrical.

    – I have great hair. Technically, my hair is not my body, but it is still part of me. It has waves or curls – depending on how I style it.

    – I have long legs. Okay, I confess that I am only five feet tall, but a lot of that five feet is legs.

I could sit here and point out all of the things that I dislike about my body. Finding negatives may be the easiest thing I can do when it comes to that particular subject. The media, society and that haunting voice from so many years back all conspire to keep me focused on the negative.

I am not the negatives. I am not like all those other groups demand. I am unique and the more that I embrace my uniqueness the stronger I can stand. The stronger I stand the more I will see that my positives really are something to focus on.

Kathryn Lang

#Hope builder. #Dream inspirer. Master of “it’s all about #relationships.” Aficionado of inappropriate laughter, Kathryn Lang believe we can all fly and works to help others find the time to make their dreams come true. She shares with people that are trying to walk the tightrope of family, work, and faith – and keep them all in the right balance. Contact Kathryn today to speak or teach at your next event.

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