Happy New Year!
I guarantee this year all woman (and now even men) will hate their bodies. They will think it's too fat, too skinny, too old, not enough or too much hair, too curvy or not curvy enough. They’ll hate their nose, lips, eyes, ears. Women will cover their lovely complexions with make-up, while men will cover bald spots.
January is the time that we reflect on what changes we want to make for the year. Some people make resolutions. One of the big ones is to lose weight and/or get in shape. Some will do DIY dieting, others will commercial plans like Weight Watchers. Gyms will fill up. Since late December, I’ve been getting a ridiculous amount of groupons for gyms, gym equipment, diet supplements, and diet foods.
Usually things are fine in the beginning then results taper off. Weight loss stops, hunger takes over as the body rebels against not getting enough food. Then the diet ends with the person feeling like they not the diet fails. Not everyone who diets is "fat". We are far too pressured to fit into what I call the Hollywood cookie cutter that considers Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Winslett fat. Women feel they need to get into a body that doesn't belong to them instead of learning to love the body they are in.
I believe if you can't love your body with all its "flaws" you cannot love yourself. I say for 2014, let’s make a resolution everyone should do. Skip the dieting and instead work on loving the body you are in.