Thursday, April 22, 2010

We Are Beautiful

Kim over at Mom Tried It decided to take a stand against negative self image and invited us all to join her.

We all have things we would like to change about our bodies, but what it comes down to is that we are all beautiful despite those things we would like to change. We are beautiful to someone, our mothers, significant others, friends, most importantly to God. God doesn't care if you have a little muffin top, or bat wing. God only sees the beauty that is within.

I have been working hard to lose weight and be happy in my own skin, and even though I get told I am beautiful and that I look good, I need to believe it. It is a constant struggle I have had since middle school. I didn't always have people in my life telling me the good parts, they just pointed out the bad. I finally have someone in my life to helps me overcome my negative thoughts and I am actually starting to believe it!

I am not as brave as Kim, you are not going to be seeing my in my bathing suit (sorry) but I am going to show you one of my most embarrassing and most self conscious about parts. My feet.

I know, how silly of me to fret about my feet. But they are gross. They are dry and cracked and no amount of lotion seems to help that. If I could afford a weekly pedicure then I could possibly save them from the damage  of daily running, but I can't. My 2nd and 3rd toes are a little webbed. They are just not cute like some people's feet (or even like they used to be)

The things is even though I don't like my feet, I am thankful I have 2 feet to allow me to run. Running is my new passion, a passion that I have have been slowing starting to really enjoy, but a passion none the less. I really enjoy how I feel after a good run. I am thankful that my feet and legs work and allow me to play with the twins. I could never keep up with them without them. My feet have taken me many amazing places, and I know they will take me many more. My little webbed toes even make me different from the average person, and I match my momma! So even though they need a little TLC, they are beautiful. (but someone please tell Matt that :-D )

Today, all day, celebrate yourself. No negative thoughts about yourself. Only thoughts about how beautiful you are!  Because you are, and don't let anyone tell you differently.


  1. I LOVE IT!! What a great way to celebrate yourself and your beauty.

    BTW, I really need to start running, so you might have inspired me in another way along with the beauty thing. :-)

  2. Your feet are beautiful! I love that sassy pink nail polish!

    I don't like my feet either! (my second toes are longer than my big toe - so my husband calls me monkey feet! LOL) But without them we would never be able to put footprints in the sands of time.

    PS - Can someone clue me in on the "bat wing"? I only just learned what muffin-top was a few months ago... LOL!

  3. I once went for a pedicure with a friend and my feet were so yucky that he said in very broken english "I need to use a special tool on your feet. . .it will cost $5 extra!" It doesn't matter how much I work at keeping that yucky stuff off it comes back. . .
    So, I totally understand! I've had lots of people comment on my cracked, dry heels but I still wear my flip-flops!
    Thanks for sharing. BTW. . .I so wasn't photographing myself in my swimming suit either!:)

  4. I'm looking at those pictures trying to figure out what you think is wrong??? Your feet look fine, my friend!

    Woo Hoo for running! I'm a runner and I love the after run high. It's the best feeling. I'm glad you've found it enjoyable too!

  5. Oh I can totally relate to the ugly feet thing. Ugh. And I hate to say it, but your feet have nothing on mine. In fact, I think yours are quite cute with their brightly painted toenails. I only put nude or really pale polish on mine to keep from drawing any more attention to them. lol

    But my mom always says--"If the worst thing you can say about yourself is that you have ugly feet, then you're really doing rather well, aren't you?" She's a no nonsense type, my Mama. And she's right--ugly feet or not--we're all beautiful women.

  6. I have dry cracked heels and I assure you that mine are far worse than yours!

  7. I have to say that my camera did not do it justice, and at the time of the pictures they were on the better side. Typically I have at least one spot that is cracked and semi bleeding. BOO HISS

  8. I love how you are focusing on your running. Wonderful post. Plus.. I think your toes are cute!

  9. I love that nail polish! Great post!

  10. I came over from misery to happiness. I really enjoyed your post- I have to run but I look forward to reading more!!!

  11. Thanks for sharing your story about body image! I'm currently hosting Yummy Mummy Week- a week of featured bloggers and giveaways about Motherhood. I'm also hosting a bloghop about and asking moms to share their stories, mommyfessions and photos of motherhood and body image. I'd love it if you'd submit your atticle to the blog hop and if you like what you see tell your readers about it..