October 25, 2012

I Heart My Body


This is the first year I've participated, and I just know it won't be the last.

So let's talk a little about my body. It's 45 years old, and it's done alot of things.

It's birthed three babies, bungee jumped from a crane, and posed nude in a rainforest.  I thought about posting that photo today, then I thought...silly me, I've already done that.

The thing about blogging is that it makes you honest.  It makes you accountable. What photo do I dare show today?

I chose this one because it's not perfect.  In fact, it's very flawed.  My hair looks like crap, I have my sunglasses on (what is it with me and sunglasses?), and my tongue is out!

It's not the perfect photo, but I like it.  It's me, it's cheeky, and it's a nude selfie on the deck of the house, so it's very appropriate!


I'm not quite where I want to be with my body, and I do feel like I need a little tuneup, an oil change, and some maintenance.

My back is always sore, and I get tired easily.  I'm getting older and my body is showing the signs. 

Some lines on my face, more freckles, an uneven shape welcomes me when I look in the mirror.

But my body has not let me down when I have needed it the most.  Carrying my babies, birthing and feeding them has been the most important thing it has done.  I have the war wounds, the stretch marks, the grey hair, and my body worked hard for these.

Thank you body.  I know I'm not always kind to you, and I promise to try harder, so lets work together.

I really do love you.

26 comments:

Amanda Applecakes said...

You gorgeous thing!

You look so happy in that picture


Xx

Farmers Wifey said...

Awww thank you, I thought, what's with the tongue sticking out lol xo

sophie...^5 said...

Michelle...you are an inspiration....is that enough? Nope, you are tough, resilient, HUMOUROUS, and your body is your temple...! Yes, you've experienced a helluva lot in your 45 years... and your body needs tender love and care for the next 45. Take GOOD care of yourself you are only here once(as some people believe)then again maybe you are Buddhist and you'll be back as a kangaroo...sorry!
Lots of hugs Ron

Farmers Wifey said...

oh what a beautiful thing to say, thank you my friend...you have made me feel so much better about myself now! And so lucky to have friends like you across the pond xo

Corrie said...

you look gorgeous! you know what has been funny today is hearing people's worries about their bodies and then looking at the photos and saying what is wrong with them? nothing! but then you realise that you have your own issues and you need to tell yourself that too!

gorgeous! I do love to pull out the ' I had 5 babies' card when I need to talk to myself about being harsh on myself!!!

good on you! I'm going to join in next year for sure! don't know about the nudie shot though! you're braver than me!

Corrie:)

Nikki @ Styling You said...

Go you beautiful girl ... love this photo. Think the Farmer would too!

Farmers Wifey said...

Thanks Corrie, that's about as far as I can go, but kudos to some others...what amazing photos they are x

@ Nikki, aww thank you! He'll probably see it tomorrow, or I could email it to him tonight xx

Wanderlust said...

You look gorgeous! And I like the tongue bit, it looks sassy!

Something Gorgeous said...

We aren't always kind to our bodies, so true. It was about now that I started to take a good hard look at myself and thought if I don't start looking after myself, my body won't last another 45 years. I think you look lovely in this photo though. Staying happy and positive does wonders. Giulia.x

Carly ~ Creator of We Heart Life said...

You are gorgeous.

Thank you so much for posting and linking up xx

Mum on the Run said...

Great shot - and post.
I hope there are many more nude selfies on the deck to come, beautiful!
:-) xx

Sonia LifeLoveandHiccups said...

Oh you beautiful girl. You are fabulous in every way! And gutsy - I didnt know you did the rainforest nudey thing. Go you good thing! xx

Melissa said...

I love a cheeky self portrait. Gorgeous girl. I'm off to see the rainforest pic, because I don't think I've ever seen it.

♥.Trish.♥ Drumboys said...

Sassy and so unique Michelle.
Great post.
I'm adding mine later.

Farmers Wifey said...

Oh Girls! Thank you! Isn't it lovely when you feel so wonderful about yourself! xo

What Sarah Did Next said...

Love this post! Of course now I'm going to have to check out the rainforest pic... :)

Our bodies are truly are a living journal of our lives - the history is written all over it. And I wouldn't change it for the world. It's made me who I am.

Go you x

Farmers Wifey said...

yes yes! That's right. All the lines and marks and everything forms who we are, whether positive or negative....what a grand history we have xo

Jess Myheartisyourhome said...

Gorgeous!
Ive got to see this rainforest pic! Standby
x

Farmers Wifey said...

Aww Thanks Jess x

Mimsie said...

Oh you sexy 'old' thing you. That is a delightful pic of you and I think it says so much about you, the person. My body has been around for nearly 81 years and has had lots of things happen to it over the years. I smoked for about 20 years and it didn't remonstrate with me about it for which I am very thankful. I have let mine increase far too much in size and it does ache so much at times but still I love it as it is still going with a reasonably strong heart beating away. I don't show photos of me these days....too much of a nasty shock to others.:)

Good Golly Miss Holly! said...

45? Woman, you're a fucking MINX! Amazeballs x

Farmers Wifey said...

@ Mimsie I don't actually think I've ever seen a photo of you, I bet you are gorgeous...xoxo

@ Holly, awwww you shouldn't! But I'm glad you did xx

jac@CommonChaosChronicle said...

Who needs clothes huh? You look fab all the time! xoxox

Anne Downing said...

Great photo, you look happy

Trae Flett said...

LOVE it! And the nudie in the rainforest too :)

Jinnifer richard said...

Both of you looking very nice and lovely.