Tag Archives: Body Positivity

Fitness and function 

My body is where I live,

It’s who I am, it carries me and is me.

These hands held my husbands on the day we met, the day we married and thousands of times since.

My body was home to my children before they were born and nourished them after.

My arms held them as babes and hold them still when they stumble and fall.

My legs have carried me through good times and bad though they nearly buckled under me during the worst of times.

My feet put one step in front of each other during these times forever moving forward. Even if it is just a step.

I exercise for love, love of who I am, who I was and who I will be.

I love my body and all it has done for me.

I exercise not to change, not to control or fit another’s ideal but to be more of who I already am.

My body is not a fashion accessory.

Sizes smizes

In the photo below you can see two pairs of jeans. The larger pair on the bottom are a size 14 from the H&M women’s range, the pair on top a pair of age 10 from the children’s range. A pair of age 10 which might I add my slightly underweight 11 year has outgrown. Yup the H&M women’s 14 are just a smidgen bigger than their jeans for a 10 to 11 year old child. Makes total sense. This ladies is why you can’t let a number in your clothes determine how you feel.