Empowering women to love their body, as is, is one of my passions. So many times, we let the wrong factors define our worth. We allow failed relationships, body image, abuse, past choices and health to define us. We allow feelings of being useless, ignored, ugly, overweight, unloved or forgotten to circle around us. Sadly, we repeatedly allow these factors to define us. We allow our feelings to dictate our identity.
In those moments of weakness, where the lies seem to continually circle around, refuse to give in to them. Remember that you are loved, as-is. And retraining your heart to know that is absolutely worth the fight.
I want to share some of my favorite body-image quotes with you. Keep them nearby to remind yourself that you are incredible and beautiful, inside and out.
"Be confident in the skin you are in, because that is the only body you will ever have, the only place that will ever be solely yours. Even if you will never be as skinny as those supermodels, or the beauty who makes everyone stare, you can be beautiful in your own way. And you have to accept that, and own it." - Deejae Harper
"and I said to my body, softly. 'I want to be your friend.' it took a long breath and replied 'I have been waiting my whole life for this' " - Nayyirah Waheed
"Body confidence does not come from trying to achieve the perfect body, it comes from embracing the one you've already got"
"Beauty is what you feel about yourself, not about what you see in the mirror"
"Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful" - Sophia Loren
“The best gift you are ever going to give someone – the permission to feel safe in their own skin. To feel worthy. To feel like they are enough.” – Hannah Brencher
"The most alluring thing a woman can have is confidence." - Beyonce
"My limbs work, so I'm not going to complain about the way my body is shaped." - Drew Barrymore
"Even if you're in the process of trying to change your body, you need to be content with what it is, right here, right now. Because if you can't be happy with yourself now, you won't be happy with yourself ever." - Anastasia Amour
"Confidence is beautiful. No matter your size. No matter your weight. Be confident in who you are and you'll be beautiful."
"You're worth a lot more than society allows you to settle for. You're more beautiful than you let yourself believe."
"The scale will ONLY tell you the numerical value of your gravitational pull. It will NOT tell you how beautiful you are, how much your friends and family love you, or how amazing you are!"
"When you learn to love yourself, you will stop putting your self-esteem in the hand of people who don't love you." - Thema Davis
"You are not too fat or too skinny. You are not too old or too wrinkly. Your nose isn't too big and your boobs aren't too small. You are not ugly or stupid. This body of yours, no matter what shape or size, has carried you around your whole life. It's taken you places, enabled you to explore the world. Picked you up when you've fallen down. Fought through colds and flu, broken bones and broken hearts. Even though you put it down, it keeps on going. Keeps on working to the best it can. Through the good and the bad your heart has kept beating. It will take you through to the very end. What a wonderful clever thing it is. What a brilliant beautiful person you are."
"Your body is wonderful, any other message is a lie."