I lost my count on how many doctors have asked me how many children I have. They ask because my belly looks like I had kids and in reality I had NONE. Not this lifetime anyway.
When I was in my early twenties I was so heavy that my skin couldn’t stand it and stretch marks broke out like a virus first as dark streaks on my belly and then later on my legs.
The stretch marks came for me YOUNG…. in my early twenties, and while they are still there in force… they have faded through the years and are not as dark as they were when they 1st came on me.
So the other day I was standing in front of a mirror….and I was holding my stretch marks (grabbing the skin) and appreciating them and feeling gratitude for my health despite any imperfections….My greatest gift is my health. No matter how challenging life can be, my health is a gift and something I am very proud of.
I was reflecting on my gratitude for my stretch mark and then got into my car later that same day to hear a well-known preacher I love talking about how we can turn our scars into stars. It was almost as if he had heard me that morning in front of the mirror.
So I’m curious how many of you feel courageous enough to appreciate your stretch marks or any scars you have and can turn them into stars? Are you able to acknowledge your imperfections?
I have a hint – self-acceptance is the first step to self-love so begin your practice by turning your scars into stars.
This month I’m having a 30 day sugar free challenge in my Facebook private group. The purpose of this sugar free challenge is not to deprive, rather to support you in building a muscle and building an intention of what is possible when you put your mind to something. As I say to my students, sugar is not the enemy and it is not your friend either.
And…even though the challenge has begun, you are more than welcome to join us! Please join us here.