Hi everyone! My name is Morganne and I blog at NutButterRunner.com. I’ve had the pleasure of chatting with Amy and couldn’t turn down her request to write up a guest post for you guys!
While I was listening to iTunes, Jon McLaughlin’s song “Beautiful Disaster” began to play.
I was instantly inspired to write this post.
One of the most important aspects of healthy living is including both inner and outer peace. For me, this means choosing healthy foods, being physically active, but also realizing your own worth, happiness, and knowing that you are beautiful.
Unfortunately, society today has “defined” the term “beauty” to unrealistic expectations. The improvement of technology, using Photoshop on models, and celebrities’ unhealthy weights have now become what we strive to be.
Rather than tearing ourselves a part about body parts that we don’t like, we should focus on what we do like. Yes, my thighs may be considered “thunder-sized”, but I know they are muscular and allow me to do the things I love, like running. Yes, my arms are weak and can barely get me a pull-up, but they allow me to drive, bike, swim, and cook.
I challenge you to take the things that you “hate”, and find what you love about it.
Remember, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”
What does beauty mean to you?