This post has been sponsored by Multi Grain Cheerios, however all opinions are honest and belong to Tales of Mommyhood. Your opinion may vary.
Watch the video below to see the wonderful message Silken Laumann has for her daughter, Kate. I am so thrilled to see this video - it makes me so happy to see women (women that our kids may look up to) talking about HEALTHY body image. Dieting is not healthy - Physically or emotionally. Eating properly, exercising, and taking care of yourself physically and emotionally - that is healthy.
It was really hard to get away from it all. Watching TV there were teenage girls taking diet pills to lose weight or starving themselves to be thin. The messages that we saw were that our bodies weren't good enough the way they were. That we had to take drastic measures to change things so that we would be perfect.
It took a long time for me to be comfortable with my body. A very long time. I was worried before I had my children that I might end up hating myself after all of the changes pregnancy puts you through - but I don't. I am still comfortable with my body. It is MY body. It doesn’t look like everyone else’s because it isn’t anyone elses. IT IS MINE! The stretch marks on my stomach are from sheltering my children inside my body; protecting them for 36 and 40 weeks. The changes in my breasts are from nourishing their tiny bodies from my own. How could I hate that?
Wanting to get healthy – that I understand. Changing your lifestyle by adding in physical activity (or increasing it) and changing your eating habits to include healthier food choices is great. I love that she is sending such a positive message to her daughter. Watch the video and let me know what you think.
I am taking the oath to leave the word "dieting" - what about you? Will you join me?