This Living Machine

I’m sure many can relate that there are many things and parts of my body I wish were different. I don’t love my wonky toes, my butt could use some toning, a B cup would be nice (a C cup would be AWESOME!), my thighs have stretch marks and could be hung as flags they are so flappy…the list is long, as it is for most of us who choose to periodically look in the mirror.

Last fall as I journeyed through the process of learning to love myself I made the decision to love and embrace my body as it is, flaws and all. The very first change I made was to go and buy some heels.  I love shoes, always have, but felt like I was towering over everyone already so stayed away from the shoes that made my heart go pitter patter. What a liberating feeling to honor the shoe addict within while standing somewhere over 6ft.

As I learn to love and embrace every part of my this living machine I call my body, I am feeling free and more authentic than ever. It started with heels and it slowly moved throughout my entire closet. It’s been inspiring to me. I also find that I rarely feel taller than everyone as there are usually other beautiful tall girls around wearing rockin’ heels just like me. While shopping has never been on my list of fun things to do with all it’s challenges for a tall girl like me, I am starting to embrace the process. I’m learning what to look for and where to shop.

I definitely don’t think I am the exception to the rule. Life is about our mindset and when I chose to love myself fully, and stopped resisting the aspects that I cannot change about my body, when I started honoring the aspects I found so challenging for so long, is when I started being able to see the possibilities and that’s when I said yes to some really cool options to accessorize this super living machine.

I can say without a doubt that while my toenails require color to be seen in public, eventually my butt and thighs will require permanent SPANX, you can be sure half the bust you “see” is really built in padding…even with all this – I love and rock this fab bod!!