An Open Letter to My Body (Spoken Word)

I was inspired to write this poem after I took off my clothes one day and actually like what I saw in the mirror.  I’ve been working out for consistently for over 4 years now and lost 50 lbs.  However, this last year has proven difficult because I have lost and gained the same 10 – 15 lbs over and over again.  I still have a ways to go, but in that moment, I liked what I saw.

I felt confused shortly there after because the critics were gearing up to rush in.  “How can I like my body when my stomach isn’t flat?” “How can I like my body when it is not the type of my body that Hollywood would accept?”  All of these voices were pounding up at my mental door trying to get in and soon after they did.  However, it was a fleeting moment, I looked in the mirror and actually liked what I saw.  And I decided to write about it and then record it.  Hit play below to give it a listen and if you like it, share it!