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A Letter To My Body

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Dear Body,

I think I’m finally at a point in my life where I can write you this letter.

I’ve known you for nearly 27 years now, but I think this is first time I’ve felt complete confidence in you. We’ve definitely had a love/hate relationship, more hate than love I think, but after this long I’ve finally found that body confidence they always talk about in the magazines. After discussing self image with friends recently, I realised I am the happiest I’ve been with you in a long time. Curves and all.

I can remember points in my life where I really didn’t understand you, like when I was the first girl in my class to grow boobs… And they didn’t stop growing. Or the struggles I had with my skin playing up, and never understanding why. But I got you back – I treated you pretty badly in my university days. Constantly filling you with alcohol, never giving you enough sleep, smoking (yes I’m still doing that and I will quit when I can, promise). But I’m finally in a place where I’m feeling better than ever. I hope you’re feeling better now that I’m eating better, the alcohol consumption is a lot less and I’m managing to throw in as much sleep as I can. And I can pretty much say now, I love you body. Sorry it’s taken me this long to say it, but brain was getting in the way. But she knows how it is now.

Much love,

E xoxo

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13 Comments

  1. Very lovely that you have made peace as it’s with you for life. I think I would have to write separate letters, dear thighs, yep you’re getting bigger but that’s ok, dear legs, you will never be long but… Hey wrinkles where did you come from… In the end we have what we have and the old saying as long as we’re healthy is too true. We should all love and respect our bodies…. as they say it is our Temple. Great read, We at the Temple love your work.

    • Thank you! I think you get to a point when you realise it’s with you for life and you’ve got to embrace, odd bits and all haha. Don’t get me started on my thighs…. Hahaha! 🙂 E x

  2. I’ve had this conversation with myself recently! I think as we grow up we begin to realise that we’ll never be the stereotype of “beauty” that we see in magazines and on tv, but that’s okay! Each of us have uniqueness and differences and that’s what makes us beautiful in our own special ways. It’s a fantastic feeling to wake up and not focus on the negatives of my body and be proud of and in love with the positives!

    L x

  3. Saved in my drafts is ‘A letter to my body’ that I’ve been meaning to post for a while. When I saw this, I thought I’d accidentally posted it!

    It’s so easy to feel disconnected from our physical selves – easier to see our bodies comprised as a list of flaws. Learning to love your body is a long journey, but so worthwhile. I’m so glad to hear you feel such great self confidence now 🙂

    • Hahaha, great minds my dear! I hope when you can you’ll post it, it’s a good feeling to be happy within yourself x

  4. How liberating is it. You can take on the world when you love your body and are happy with it. I think it happened to me at about 27 too. So much more better stuff to worry about….

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