The way body positivity is often portrayed is jarring — like you just wake up one day, realize your body is beautiful, and preach body love to anyone willing to listen. Unfortunately, body positivity doesn't quite work that way. In fact, more often than not, body positivity is a journey, not a destination — and sometimes you won't feel 100% about the body you're in.
Blogger and body positivity activist Michelle Elman just got real about what it means to learn to accept your body and how it's not always a constant.
Elman's real talk about what it means to truly be body positive is something you need to tape to your mirror STAT.
It's OK to sometimes not love your body. It's also OK to not feel like your best self every day. It's about being on a journey of loving yourself, and not beating yourself up for not feeling 100% all of the time.
"Body positivity will transform your life but it won't eradicate all negative emotions. Ups and downs are life. It's time we get used to the fact that both life and our bodies are NOT stagnant things and never will be!"