God has been really great about putting strong amazing women in my life lately.
Recently, one remarked how she needs to lose 5-8 pounds to fit in some clothes that are just a bit too tight. "I love my curves," she said.
"I love my curves."
How often do we hear that? If you're like me, you've been beating yourself up for the better part of 25 years for what you did or didn't eat...every day.
Another woman I have the pleasure of working with is a confident, determined, no-nonsense, powerful lady. She happens to be big and beautiful. Her presence is inspiring. She told me the other day she is trying to lose weight.
"No! Not you too!"
Not only is her presence inspiring, but her present -s. She is always there in our conversations and immediately takes action on whatever we're discussing.
Why do we as women have such a problem embracing our curves? Even the best and brightest of us?
I challenge you this summer to stop hiding, abusing, mistreating, beating yourself up. Love your curves. Isn't 25 years enough. Be healthy, but also...love you in the present. The rest of us already do.