Being Proud of Your Body

Let’s face it – we all have body flaws, and it’s easy to get insecure with seemingly perfect-bodied models and celebrities or even with the gorgeous girl down the block. After all, the reality is that we really can’t have it all, and though each one of us surely has an asset or two, there is usually a body part we feel insecure of or we want to change.

But hey, this entry is not about dwelling on those liabilities but actually learning to love them, for there are better reasons to do so.

You are not alone. I guess first thing you’ve got to realize is that you’re not alone. So you have stretch marks in your butt or big thighs. Guess what? Millions of women across the globe share your problem. In fact, many people probably have worse cases. So do what you can to be healthy and solve the problem, but if it’s beyond your power already to do anything more about it, then take relief at the fact that you’re not the only one who has it. It becomes all about your perspective.

Celebrities. So you decide to feel better about yourself, idly switch on the TV or browse a magazine, and instantly feel that normal wave of envy as you see the gorgeous bodies of celebrities. Guess what? Even celebrities suffer through body liabilities, although the excellent makeup and expensive surgical treatments may not reveal it. Reese Witherspoon has proudly declared that she has stretch marks and cellulites because she is human too. But does that stop Reese from looking fab? Never. Besides, even celebrities grow out of their hot bodies after several years. Even if they resort to all the surgeries and face lifts in the world, it’s never the same “freshness” anymore. We all got to age sometime.

Of course, being secure is easier said than done. But I guess it’s really all about perspective. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to improve, especially for health reasons (in which case it is a must!), but once you’ve tried every cream, treatment, or workout you can to no avail, then maybe it’s really time to start accepting what you have and be proud! It’s either you live a life of insecurity or live it with head held high and exude the sexy confidence that comes with acceptance. It’s your body, it’s your life, it’s your choice.

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