This is scary, I'm not going to lie. Never in 3 million years would I have taken a picture like this, much less shared it.
Why am I sharing it now?
I've spent my entire life picking apart my body. It has never been good enough. That sucks to admit, but it’s true.
As I get closer to 50 I’ve made the commitment to go into my 50s in the best possible shape. I don't necessarily just mean physically, but spiritually, emotionally, and mentally.
Part of that commitment is to step outside my comfort zone (hence the selfie) and to begin doing something that is long overdue.
I'm owning and loving this body in every moment of every day! It's a miracle and a gift. It helps me love and do my work in this world.
I’m paying tribute to it by no longer shaming it!!
NO MORE f'ing self-body shaming! NO MORE! (And now that I’ve shared this, there is no turning back!)
And finally and most importantly…
This is a call out to anyone who is shaming their own body. You aren’t on this journey alone so please join me in making the commitment to no longer shame your body. Instead, please find things, many things to love about it.
As Gandhi once said…”Be the change you want to see in the world.” Let’s stop the body shaming by starting with ourselves first.