Physical Wellness: Wouldn’t It Be Nice?

I saw something on tumblr the other day. A man in a pair of shorts who was an amputee. Normally the comment underneath is something like “what’s your excuse” getting at why don’t you look like him? Look at the obstacles he has overcome to get this body, why can’t you.

But not this time.

This time the comment was, “It’s amazing when someone cares for their body like that.”

Wouldn’t it be nice to praise people for their hard work instead of shaming anyone else as to why they don’t have the same dedication?

Wouldn’t it be nice to reward hard work and dedication? To show how much work goes into sculpting a body in a healthy way? Instead of glamorizing restricting?

Wouldn’t it be nice if we loved our bodies enough to respect them and care for them and treat them properly instead of beating ourselves up for not seeing the numbers on the scale, measuring tape, weights lifting, minutes run, etc.?

Wouldn’t it be nice if we changed our mind from what we can’t do to what we can do?

Wouldn’t it be nice?

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