About Me: 39, Married, Lives in Bumblefuck Tennessee, works at Wal-Mart, blogs at The Southern Northerner, 10 tattoos, 6 piercings, between a 2 & 3 on the Kinsey Scale, weirdo and all around goofball that doesn't act her age. xD

Flailing over: Lady Gaga, Adam Lambert, Tommy Joe Ratliff, Dita Von Teese, Dominic Monaghan, Russell Brand, Charlie Hunnam, Christina Hendricks, and Gia Genevieve

Enjoys: blogging, drawing cartoons, zombies, vampires, horror films, tattoos, music, playing drums, and making web graphics.

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We shouldn’t need a day to love our bodies, we should love them every day. But it’s not always that easy and sometimes we need a reminder. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so if you think you’re beautiful, you’ll feel and look beautiful to others. Every year, the NOW Foundation celebrates “Love Your Body Day,” to send a positive message to women that beauty comes in all shapes, sizes, and colors. TLC airs a show called “Big Sexy” which follows plus size models around who are proud of their bodacious bods. CBS airs the comedy “Mike & Molly” which is about an overweight couple. Mike wants to lose weight and Molly embraces her curves. Beyonce even sings about it, “my body too bootylicious for ya babe?” Meaning she’s proud of her body and if a guy can’t handle it, then that’s one of his 99 problems.

HOW TO LOVE YOUR BODY

You don’t have to sit in front of a mirror like Stuart Smalley and say “I’m good enough. I’m smart enough. And doggone it, people like me.” However that does work, just make sure you’re home alone. Here are some other suggestions for appreciating your temple:

  • Laugh out Loud: no, really do it, don’t just text it. They say laughter is the best medicine, and who doesn’t feel better after having a giggle. Pull up your favorite Youtube video and lol away. Plus, smiles are contagious. 

  • Host an Indulgence Party: Invite your gal pals over and wear whatever makes you feel good. It could be sweatpants, flip flops, pajamas and serve delicious foods and drinks. 

  • Exercise For Your Health: Try a new physical activity just for fun, not to lose weight. And if you’re not working out, now is the time to start, just don’t over exercise either. 

  • Fuel Up: Eat when you are hungry, rest when you are tired, and surround yourself with people that remind you of your inner strength and beauty. 

  • Say Thank You: Every morning when you wake up, thank your body for resting and rejuvenating. Every evening when you go to bed, tell your body how much you appreciate what it has allowed you to do.  

  • Don’t Compare: There’s no sense in comparing your body to your friend or a celebrity. Everyone has a different shape and size. Accept your type and show off the features you like, whether it’s your arms, legs or small waist. Wear clothes that highlight your favorite body part. No one is perfect, and often your imperfection is what makes you unique and beautiful. 

  • Talk to Yourself: That doesn’t mean having a conversation with yourself in public, but tell yourself you’re beautiful inside and out while getting dressed in the morning.

  • Pamper Yourself: Treat yourself to a mani/pedi, massage or facial. Can’t afford it? Run a bath, put on a store bought mud mask, light a candle and you’ve got your own spa. 

I leave you with some words to live by from drag queen legend RuPaul, “If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else? Can I get an amen in here?” Amen!

(copied and pasted from bodychecklist.com)

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