Maru sums up how I feel about dieting quite elegantly
It’s Love Your Body Day (which obvs should be every day) but it is always nice to take a moment to reflect on how we think about our bodies, recalibrate what is working and where we can go easier on ourselves–since it is a life-long process to love yourself in the face of a world that tells you the way you look is never good enough. And while I’m not really one of those overly kumbaya types when it comes to “celebrating your spirit,” but even my skeptical self can appreciate the power of celebrating and loving yourself just the way you are.
Here are some books that helped me on my journey. I know there are tons of them so feel free to tweet them or add in comments.
The amazing and recently re-released, Big Big Love by Hanne Blank.
Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters by my dearest friend Courtney Martin.
Lessons from the Fat-o-sphere by Kate Harding and Marianne Kirby.
And most recently have been reading When Women Stop Hating their Bodies by Jane R. Hirshman.
These are some books that helped me on the path to loving my body the way it is. This year I made the commitment to no longer diet–which has actually taken some discipline! It is really hard to break the cycle of hating your body and putting unrealistic standards on it. Today, I’m going to reflect on how I have been treating myself and recommit to loving my body and surrounding myself with people that do as well.
So get thee to lovin’!