Have you heard “You just have to love your body exactly as it is! Love the cellulite! Love your shape!” a million trillion times? Me too. And you know what? To be brutally honest, I don’t. I don’t love my cellulite and extra bits here or too little there….I don’t LOVE it.
But! Since we are in a long-term, monogamous relationship, my body and I have become friends. I’d even say good friends. And so when I feel my thighs rubbing together in places they didn’t use to, or when I can’t button my favorite jeans- now I give my body a gentle pat, and say “peace.” I can be friends with my flesh just the way it is, even if it doesn’t look airbrushed. And so I am growing into a peaceful relationship with my body, exactly as it is, and that’s enough for me.