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What do you see when you look in your mirror? Do you even look in the mirror or do you try to avoid it at all costs? I used to look and focus on everything I didn’t like; double chin, tummy rolls, thick thighs, flabby arms and of course, the ever-present cellulite! I wanted to see someone else in that mirror; someone “perfect”.
Since starting my body positive journey just over a year ago, I’ve started seeing me in the mirror and stopped wishing or hoping for a different image. I know that my “flaws” are simply parts of a wonderful whole. I am so much more than what people can see or what I see in the mirror. The things I didn’t like so much aren’t all that important to me anymore. I’ve learned to look past those parts and focus instead on the things I love when I look in the mirror; my bright and beautiful green eyes, my warm and welcoming smile, my funky hair, my tiny feet and my sense of style. When I look in the mirror I see me and I think I’m pretty awesome!
Be Pretty, Plus and Proud and really start to look at yourself in the mirror. Stop looking for someone else and appreciate the image staring back at you! You are beautiful and perfect just the way you are!