Frank Flannagan: Everything about you is perfect.
Ariane Chavasse: I’m too thin! And my ears stick out, and my teeth are crooked and my neck’s much too long.
Frank Flannagan: Maybe so, but I love the way it all hangs together.
This year I turned thirty and after twenty five years of body hating (yes…my mum & gran started commenting on my weight when I was barely five….I should also note I was a stick figure until puberty) I had enough. It also coincided with me starting to get my health back after two years that was spent bedridden. In getting back my health I was amazed now at everything my body could do. I went from not being able to walk any further than my bathroom to running 5km three times a week. As soon as I started being grateful for the amazing body I had things started changing. I started running when I was just under 100kgs and with that all my preconceived notions about my body went out the window. As my mindset changed so did years of binge eating. I wanted to nurture the amazing body I had and love it. In accepting myself just the way I was I went on to finally get off the diet carousel I had been on since puberty.
So from the very start of this blog I want to make a commitment to myself and the internet that this blog will be body positive (there will be no body shaming going on here…whatever the size) and I will continue loving my body and myself.
Even the most stunning Audrey Hepburn thought she had her flaws, but as the divinely sexy Gary Cooper points out he “loves the way it all hangs together”.