Embracing your imperfections can be really tough. For some this is probably a lot harder than for others. I personally believe it’s harder to love your own flaws than those of others. We are our own harshest judge – we tend to be tougher towards ourselves and our own imperfections than those of others.
Being able to love yourself enough to accept the way you are is one thing. However, some people take it a step further and they share something personal for the benefit of others.
I came across a post on the internet (no surprise there :P) where Rachel Hollis did exactly this. She shared a piece of herself by posting a photo (as seen above) on her Instagram account and it soon went viral.
With it, she said the following:
“I have stretch marks and I wear a bikini. I have a belly that’s permanently flabby from carrying three giant babies and I wear a bikini. My belly button is saggy… (which is something I didn’t even know was possible before!) and I wear a bikini.
I wear a bikini because I’m proud of this body and every mark on it.
Those marks prove that I was blessed enough to carry my babies and that flabby tummy means I worked hard to lose what weight I could. I wear a bikini because the only man who’s opinion matters knows what I went through to look this way. That same man says he’s never seen anything sexier than my body, marks and all. They aren’t scars ladies, they’re stripes and you’ve earned them. Flaunt that body with pride!”
It’s such a powerful message, so I really wanted to share it. Rachel looks gorgeous and she’s an example for all Fit Girls out there who need to show some love to themselves and their beautiful imperfections. A comforting thought is that nobody is perfect, we all have our imperfections and this is exactly what makes us humans unique.
So dearest Fit Girls, now I’m wondering. What kind of imperfections are you willing to proudly share with us?
I’ll start by sharing one of myself. When I was two years old, I got bitten in my face by a dog. I was eating a cookie while showing it off but I wasn’t willing to share it. The dog got annoyed and bit me. It left a tiny scar on my nose, like a little dent. The doctors told me I could get plastic surgery done once I reached the age of 18 ‘to get it fixed’ but I decided to embrace it and accept it as a part of me 🙂
Now that you’ve read my story, I can’t wait to hear yours! You can post it in the comments below.
Source (header): www.instagram.com/msrachelhollis