Thursday, 25 October 2012

I Heart My Body 2012


This is me.

Sarah Mac, a 46 year old mother of three.

One of my FB friends seemed to find this photo of me a little scary, I'm not sure why. 

Maybe there is just a little madness around the eyes .... ;)

But you know what?  I don't care.  I'm not gurning so that's a huge improvement on most of the photos of me!

It's hard to believe that it's been a year since I wrote this post.

Over the last year I've shared my body issues a few times.

My struggle with BDD which occasionally rears it's ugly head when I'm feeling low but which, for the most part, I have overcome.

My constant battle with my weight which had an alarming tendency to drop very quickly.

Again, this is something I am conscious of but it doesn't rule my life as it once did.

What I have learned is that my emotional well being and my physical health are very closely linked and learning to love myself is so important.

This Summer I took a huge step forward with the help of a very special friend and, for the first time in many years, I wore a bikini on the beach AND allowed him to take a photo of me!

I have to say, it wasn't half as scary as the picture in my head.

So yes, I DO love my body because, despite a certain amount of neglect, despite the fact that I've had three children and despite the fact that I'm 46, I think it's holding up pretty well.


    Carly ~ We Heart Life Creator said...

    Thank you for joining in again this year! I know I can't believe myself that it has been a year!

    You look amazing xx

    Gemma @ My Big Nutshell said...

    A Sarah I love all the photos of you and the stories that go with it, the photos wouldn't be half as good if they didn't have your personality behind them gorgeous lady xxx

    Kelloggs Ville said...

    your photos always show you looking lovely on the outside, loving the inside is the hardest part and when the inside is loved too the outside shines doubly bright xxx

    Jess Myheartisyourhome said...

    Uh! You are flawless!

    Jess Myheartisyourhome said...

    Uh! You are flawless!

    Heather said...

    Hi Sarah! Thanks for reading my post. I had to come over and check out yours and you look lovely! Good for you taking steps and moving forward to love your body more and more. It's definitely not easy, especially after having kids but you look great! :)

    Sarah said...

    Thank you all for your lovely comments xx