Today is Body Positive Day! And…I’m just remembering. doh. Despite having blogged that I would post today to check in with what I did to recognize this day, I completely forgot. No excuses, really. I just didn’t remember.
We were too busy just…doing. Cleaning the house, reading books, riding bikes, making popsicles. It was a Sunday, you know?
And then, as it sometimes happens, my brain kicked in and I remembered. I looked back on my day and realized, you know what, despite not having remembered to actively be body positive, I totally was. My body lifted laundry baskets, had ticklefests with my son (trust me, a lot of muscles are involved in those), rode a bike, climbed up and down stairs numerous times, and I even squeezed in a little yoga.
Ever since I became pregnant and had my son, I’ve changed the way I look at my body. I totally am on board with the thought that our bodies are awesome and capable of amazing, incredible things. They can run marathons, climb mountains, swim oceans, birth babies, and more. (I’ve only done 1/4 things I mentioned. But I imagine my body could do the other ones if only my mind had any interest).
Sure I have those days. You know the ones. Where nothing seems to fit, every mirror obviously has it out for you, and you don’t even feel comfortable in your own skin. But those days pass, and as I age they seem to be happening a lot less (or is it that I care less than when I was younger?)
So, let’s take today, and tomorrow, and the entire week, month, year and celebrate our bodies for what they can do and for how awesome they are!
There’s also no way I could write a post about celebrating our bodies (ourselves) without including this poem:
…and I also love that I have the strength to bike my son to/from school/camp.