Sunday, April 12, 2009

Beautiful.

As women I think we struggle with body image for most of our lives, and having a kid only compounded those lovely issues for me. Almost a year has gone by since Kaylee was born, and this is still a big struggle for me, one that I struggle with some days more than others.

But, thanks to a video that Summer posted this weekend, I'm hoping that I can really start to shift my way of thinking as I work toward becoming a more healthy me. I'm already trying to exercise more and eat healthier, but it doesn't matter how many times I go to the gym, or how many smart food choices I make. If I don't try and work on my own ideas about my body image, everything else is just a waste of my time.

And let me tell you...it's a heck of a lot harder to make changes in your mind than it is in your body. Ever since I got to really thinking about this topic this weekend, this song keeps popping up in my head.

It's an absolutely beautiful song, and it's got such a strong message. So watch it. Listen to it. Believe what she sings. Because it's true. You ARE beautiful. No matter what.



Stop by tomorrow for more thoughts on this topic.


Musical Monday


(I did the post before I realized there was a specific prompt for today's Musical Monday. Hope I don't get kicked out. I just had to post this one...)

11 comments:

Anissa said...

I love this song! I love alot of her music. Thanks for sharing!

Amy said...

This is a pretty song. Thanks for sharing. They will not kick you out. It is nice to share what is on your mind. That is what this is all about. Have a great day.

Summer said...

I love this song too. =)

We are beautiful. I wrote a big ol post about this stuff...to elaborate on Saturday's video, but I have yet to post it. Sometime this week!

Deb said...

oh girl, this is great! so perfect to hear right before swim suit season! as i get older, i realize that being healthy and having a healthy self image is more important than being thin. i am pretty good about accepting myself how i am, but i do get caught up in the stupid stuff sometimes.

Valerie said...

I absolutely love this song too. It is, well, Beautiful!!

Sara said...

I love this song, too, for the same reasons that you do. :)

Mimi said...

Great song!

Mom said...

That's a great reminder for all of us, Sera. I think sometimes the "they" she is singing about is really us thinking we're not beautiful because we don't look like we want to...we need to remember we are beautiful and we should enjoy the good things in our life rather than dwell on our faults.

Amy said...

I like this song too, very cool!

Jenners said...

The key is to be healthy ... and to feel good in your body. The rest is just cake.

robin said...

Happy Musical Monday!

 
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