Your body is capable of amazing things

Since I was 12 years old I’ve hated my body. Much like every other person.
I’m too fat – my love handles are too big, my hair is too fragile, my legs are too short. The only thing I’ve liked is my boobs. Well, at least since the age of 18.

I remember in sixth grade when my mum and I had a meeting with my teacher and I said that I was feeling left out by the other girls and she asked me why. My answer was “I am too fat”. WTF?!
I don’t even know if I believed it or not, but back then – I knew that if I was fat, there was a reason for me to be left out. Because I didn’t look like everyone else. And that was easier to face than the fact that I was weird. (Which I’m totally okay with now by the way). But where did I get this from? First of all, that I was overweight? And second of all, that there was something wrong with being overweight? Like that was an okay reason for being left out?

I study nutrition, and even if I’ve been taught the information to why the body needs the food we eat – all this information blows out the window that one second my brain starts to go on and on about how “I am too fat.”
But now I say I’ve had enough!
My body is a freaking powerful machine. I got hit by a car in 40km/h and here I am! I’m like freaking wonder woman or something. I’m not saying that I’m immortal. But why do I put all my energy into feeding my body with negative thoughts about how it looks instead of loving it?
My body is awesome.
It’s been there for me through my 27 years here on earth. It walks, swims, breathes, smiles, cries, and beats, “plays the guitar” (at least that’s my intention), lifts, kicks, dance.
When did I start let my looks define who I am?

From now on I’m treating You with love, kindness, respect and gratitude. Everything that You deserve. Everything that I deserve.
I am a soul, I have a body. But the body is one of our biggest supporters through life. So I will support You.


Photo: Isabelle Thelning 

Embarrass yourself, it builds character

On Christmas eve I was sitting in Living room by Aryel as Mrs. Claus and I loved it!
There wasn’t a lot of people who dared to visit me inside but almost everyone smiled or laughed as they walked by. It made my day! I was sitting there dancing and singing and even one old man started dancing outside the window. He gave me so much happiness by just goofing around!
And I hope that’s what I give to people everyday!
While some people just gave me the nod, I mean – Nod to Mrs. Claus? So you DON’T want any presents this Christmas?

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This got me thinking – when do we learn that something is embarrassing?
I remember when I was a kid and I accidentally knocked something over in the food store and my dad, who was with me at the time, was all the suddenly on the other side of the store! Embarrassed to be seen with me, and I was embarrassed too!
But now a days I honestly don’t care that much if people think I’m weird or if I embarrass myself.
The other day I was laying on the beach with a friend and he just turned to me and said ”Don’t you ever change, promise me that!”. I’m gonna stay goofy and just be awesome!