How about you? Do you feel good about your body? I hope so!
Let’s celebrate together! Do this…
Grab a picture of yourself doing something that makes you feel PROUD then…
Post it to the I’mperfect Life Facebook Page
Tweet it to me @imperfectlife2
Tag me on Instagram @imperfectlife2
Use the hashtags #ilovemybody #imperfectlife so I can celebrate WITH YOU!
I can’t wait to see what makes YOU proud!
PLEASE SHARE THIS POST WITH SOMEONE YOU KNOW WHO COULD USE A LITTLE CELEBRATION TOO!
PS: If you have ever, even for only one second, measured yourself against pictures I’ve posted, assuming that I looked like an athlete under my compression wear and wondered why you didn’t look the same, I hope that this post assures you that just like the scale, pictures don’t provide the whole truth either. Although I try to be as honest as possible in my photos and posts, it’s hard to find balance between the truth and what sounds like self-deprecation–which is something I avoid. Regardless of how ugly my body is under my clothes, it is STRONG and it’s getting stronger every day. I am proud of my accomplishments and look forward to continued improvement. While I toy with the idea of plastic surgery, the thought of taking time off from doing the things I love like Crossfit and races and LIFE in order to recover appeals to me far less than my reflection in the mirror. So for now, I am just going to keep on doing what I’m doing– eating right, working out and embracing my I’mperfect Life.
Mad props to Athletics 8 Compression Wear for keeping my water balloon of a body TIGHT during my workouts so I can kick ass at being awesome.
And THANK YOU to Emily at Emily Marie Photography for reminding me that I am beautiful and strong!
Just a heads up, for those new to seeing this post…This was written in May 2014 and while I’m still on the same journey the path has changed multiple times since then– I experienced a few injuries that caused fitness related setbacks, a few family emergencies, a pregnancy, a miscarriage, a subsequent 20lbs weight gain and successful pregnancy resulting in a beautiful baby boy.
I share it all here on my blog and I hope you’ll take time to look around for further inspiration.
Thank you for taking the time to read and share. I can’t tell you how much the response to this post touches my heart, making me want to do more and be better. <3
My heart is full of joy.