It’s about body love and about not waiting to lose weight before you live your life. It’s about living your life now and being happy now, because weight loss doesn’t equal happiness.
I love this book because I know it’s going to help me work on some of the body issues I have. While I love my body and myself (maybe a little too much), there are some things that I’ve been putting off until I lose some weight (i.e. buying new clothes, wearing a bikini on the beach, running a 5k, etc.).
I’m learning that I can do these things now, not later. But, I’m also beginning to understand that it’s not either or. You can love your body and still want to change it.
I’m fatter than I want to be. I’m working on that. But, until then, I’m loving myself in the process. I don’t look at myself in the mirror with disgust. I actually marvel at my body.
I love my feminine curves that drive my husband wild. I love the stomach that held my son. I love the arms that carry him. I love the legs that let me dance with abandon. I love everything about myself.
And, in loving myself, I want to feed my body the best food possible and give it everything it needs to be its best. I want to move it, and shape it and transform it. I want to be my best possible self.
While still loving myself during the process.
And I’m going to prove that it’s completely possible to do both.