Are you carrying around a “proud to be _____________” flag?
A lot of us do. Others can’t see it, though. But we wave our flag with our words and behaviors. We wave our flag when we encourage others in the same situation to be proud of it. I am talking about the body image flag.
I know that it’s a complex conversation that I rarely directly talk about. I also know that there is a much larger conversation that can be had.
However, in dialogue with Kim Coles the other day, I said…
Perhaps they are carrying the wrong flag.
You know, the people who tote around a “flag” and say some variation of:
I am fat, I love my curves, and I am not going to do anything about it, so everyone needs to accept me as I am.
I like being skinny, that I can eat anything, and don’t have to work out, so don’t be jealous.
Now, maybe I’m not talking about you. But, I’ve heard it enough times before. Perhaps you’ve heard it too. There are truths in part of those statements.
- We should accept people as they are.
- We should not be jealous of what other people look like.
I also think that people should love themselves no matter what they look like. As long as that’s truly what’s going on. Loving themselves.
I’ve seen a lot of hiding behind those flags and I want to say, “Chile, please. That flag is not big enough to cover up what we all really see.” Oftentimes, it’s insecurity.
I like the idea of loving how I feel….when I walk…when I put on clothes…when I breathe….after I eat a meal….in my skin.
You can consider yourself skinny, fat, or some point in between. What’s important is how you truly feel about and the actions you are taking to support your own well-being and health.
Are you well?
No matter what your size is, are you taking steps to embrace and live a more health-supportive life that fuels your sense of well-being?
Could you potentially put down the size flag and pick up a WELL flag?
What would shift in your life if you did?
What would you do to maintain your pride about it?
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To your health,
Takeyah A. Young, Speaker, Certified Holistic Health Coach and Certified Yoga Instructor, specializes in helping the woman who wants to tap into her healthiest self and create a sense of equilibrium and attention toward a body that looks and feels genuinely well. Is that you? Let’s chat!