Thursday, October 25, 2012

I Heart My Body 2012

I have a million plus reasons not to tip tap this post - to ignore today.

The timing's wrong.
I've just had a baby.
I'm carrying extra weight.
I have a fresh scar below the Missi belly there.
My breasts weren't best - again.
Right now, I need to wee pretty much permanently.
My wrist is in a splint.
My eyes are carrying excess baggage....

Hubby looooves this 'lingerie' - honest!! :-)
I could go on, but is there really anything more boring than us women banging on
about how ugly/fat/useless/dysfunctional/ _____ / _____ our bodies are??

Instead, I want to celebrate this here bod-ay.
This body that has carried and given life to two gorgeous children.
This body that my Hubby doesn't judge or criticise - but literally embraces.
This body that can run, baby.

It's only been two weeks since I resumed a running program
- and if I may say so - I'm damn pleased with the way my body has responded.

I finally believe that I am a runner.
I must be.
That first run felt natural and refreshing.
I managed over 4km non stop fairly easily - and only stopped out of caution.

Each run since, I have run faster, longer and stronger.
When I am running, I forget all the flaws and failings of my body.
I feel powerful and proud.
And so damn fortunate.

Go on, love your body.
Not for how it looks but for what it manages to accomplish.
The one you have today - not the one you want 'someday'.
I give you permission.

Shar :-)


Carly ~ Creator of We Heart Life said...

Shar, amazing post. I love your words.

Especially your last paragraph.

Sexay lingerie by the way ;)


Lyndal said...

I'm glad you chose to celebrate, Because you have such a great perspective xx

Anonymous said...

Yeah great words Shar!

Liz said...

Love the outfit and running makes everything better :)

Amelia {Weddings, Babies... Everything} said...

You look incredible!!
I know exactly all the feelings you described at the start. Baby weight SUCKS!
Love your attitude though. And your jammies! xx

Lipgloss Mumma said...

Great perspective and you look fab x

Anonymous said...

Love your lingerie!!FUNKY AS :-) I love running also and are grateful that I can,each step reminds us we are blessed of good health.
Your looking fab I might just say!! xx

Wanderlust said...

Damn. You look hawt! So glad you chose to participate. You're an inspiration.

Jane Hallisey said...

I am so glad that Running is coming back to you so are a true beauty... xxx

Jayne said...

You posted in spite of your doubts, and that's awesome.

The last paragraph is exactly what every woman needs to hear.

Mumabulous said...

Running sure is working for you babe! Your right I too am getting bored with the cascade of self loathing out there!

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Tam said...

Wow, you're right, you ARE a runner. And your body looks flipping incredible!

Bree @ Twinkle in the Eye said...

Very cool Shar and I love those pants!

Mama of 2 boys said...

Ah, you look absolutely gorgeous Shar... hard to believe that body has had two babes in there, very slim and toned. If we're talking accomplishments, I agree, my body is pretty amazing... but I REALLY don't love the way it looks anymore. I guess we just reach a different phase of what we view as important. But still, I wouldn't say no to smooth, lump-free skin and perky big boobs ;) xo

Sonia LifeLoveandHiccups said...

It is almost criminal how fantastic you look this soon after Missie's birth, but I know how hard you work at it. You look amazing babe - be proud and yes that lingerie is actually pretty damn cool! I especially love what you said about loving the body you have not the one you want to have someday. xx

Elisa {With Grace and Eve} said...

I agree - love this body for what it has accomplished! Amazing when you look at it that way. But sheesh you look sensational!! Would never have believed you had a bubs recently!! xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful post. And you look fantastic!

Jess Myheartisyourhome said...

What your body can and has accomplished is far greater than the expectations we put on them to how they should look! You look fabulous!

I too, love the lingerie!

Trae Flett said...

Totes sexy lingerie ;-)If I could wear them I would!

seana smith said...

I love that you feel powerful and proud and grateful, great words to use when it comes to our bodies. Hope the wrists gets well soon.

posie blogs Jennie McClelland said...

Darling girl, you are at your best with you've just had a baby, every little bump is a sign you have life to something. Don't let those demons in, ever again, you are so slim & fabulous, love that you are getting back into running too. Our bodies are always different after children, some just have wider hips, others broader feet, it's weird but who cares, we have children!! Love Posie

Vicky Finch said...

Your last paragraph. Nailed it! x