Like most females in our society, I struggled for years to love my body. At times engaging in obsessively unhealthy behaviors only to never feel good enough.
With some soul searching and emotional healing through the years, I can honestly say I am about 90% of the way towards fully accepting, dare I say loving, my body.
So, for those that might be struggling with their size or weight, I thought I’d share the positive aspects of being pleasingly plump:
Physics and gravity. The heavier you weigh, the faster you fly down that Zipline!
When boogie boarding, I rarely get knocked down by the stronger waves and extreme waterslides are “weigh” more fun!
In fact, at a water park this summer, I almost flew over the half pipe while my thinner counterparts barely made it halfway up the side.
The heavier you are, the higher you fly on a giant trampoline. Just be sure to wear your depends if you’re in the after childbirth club 😉
I imagine someday I just might survive an apocalypse or famine. Seriously, I have the most efficient metabolism of anyone I know!
My cat lives for kneading my soft belly. I’m glad he finds so much pleasure. It’s the least I can do.
Once, when chaperoning a field trip, my son’s kindergarten classmate told my son that I was the “fat mom”. We then had a nice chat about body diversity. Now, six years later, my son shares that he loves my softness and couldn’t imagine hugging and snuggling a “rock hard momma with six pack abs”. I’m glad he approves!
And lastly, if you’re lucky, you just might get a song written about you….I like big butts and I cannot lie… I’m all about that base, ’bout that base, no treble….fat bottom girls, you make the rockin world go round!
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