Completely surprised by this week’s progress. I don’t know what could have been the cause, because there were so many things I was changing at once (bad scientist, changing more than one variable at a time!). Whatever the reason, I hope this means I’m finally off the plateau I seem to have been on for the past 3 months.
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Columnist Gordon Keith of the Dallas Morning News wrote a wonderful piece that appeared in yesterday’s paper about self-acceptance and body image.
In his article, he discusses the increasing trend of body shaming in men, and his own personal experience growing up in the shadows of a fit and sculpted father and brother. Because he didn’t feel he could ever achieve having bodies like theirs, he leaned on words and wit to stand out. And if you’ve ever read his columns, heard him on the radio or seen him on television, then you know that he’s funny and insightful.
One of the things Keith says really stuck with me:
Loving yourself is not the complete acceptance of the way you are. It’s about trying to improve.
And I agree wholeheartedly. I also agree with his closing paragraph, in which he says: Continue reading →
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