Let’s Get Real for a Second..

| Inspiration, Life

This post is going to be a little bit different than most of my posts – I’m going to be honest for a moment.

On my one year wedding anniversary, I was sitting in a gorgeous hotel in  Vail, Colorado with my awesome husband, blessed with amazing friends and family, good health and the world at my fingertips.

But all I could think about was how much I hated my body. 

It was a really low point for me – I cried for hours wondering how anyone could love me looking like this.

For almost 10 years, I’ve had some pretty bad body image issues – all from 5 pounds I gained after high school.

I usually hate most everything I put on because as soon as I look in the mirror, I find something wrong with myself – my butt is too big, my thighs are too chunky, my stomach is never flat enough and my boobs are too small. And don’t forget about my close set eyes or my legs that will never be long enough.

Ever been there? It’s not a fun place to be, especially when a big event or milestone is drawing closer like your wedding day or anniversary.

Then I joined Rich, Happy and Hot B-School and came across the biggest sweetheart in the world named Amber Krys and her business called bodyheart. (Check out her site – I just did lots of new website graphics for her!)

Amber’s passion is to help women see that they can love their bodies no matter how fat, skinny, short, or tall they are. She has helped me see that I need to start living my life NOW, not when I lose that last 5 pounds and not when I fit into a 2.

When I went to NYC last year, I had the chance to participate in one of Amber’s photoshoots – you may have seen this photo she took of me:

It was an awesome experience to be among women who were stepping out and loving their bodies instead of hating them.

If you’ve ever struggled with your weight, you have to watch this quick video from Amber. She’s got a refreshing take on why focusing on losing weight is the wrong approach and one thing you can do today to feel lighter.

It’s short and powerful. Check it out here.

It’s time to start changing the way we look at our bodies + start loving them instead of hating them, am I right?

Let me know what you think of the video

2 Comments

2 Comments on Let’s Get Real for a Second..

    • Mariah
      September 17, 2012 at 2:29 pm (8 years ago)

      You’re too dang sweet.

      Reply

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