Everyday we hear messages of “love your body” and “body positivity,” but what people don’t realize is that it is a HUGE task to actually do that. Our bodies are so much more than what they look like – they carry us through our day, they’re how we give birth and take care of our children; we’re basically walking and talking miracles.
Here at the UM Club we’re not talking about body positivity, we’re talking about body ACCEPTANCE, and acknowledging all the amazing things our bodies do for us every damn day. We’re here to live and love life, and our bodies are the tools that let us do that, so let’s start treating them like the amazing things they are!
If you want to hear some amazing women talk about body acceptance and how to start our journey towards it, make sure to check out (episode with Marie-Pier) and (Episode with Nicole). These amazing women had so much knowledge – and you might even recognise their names in the quotes below!
9 Body Acceptance Quotes to Help You Change Your Body Image
We’ve put together 9 of our favourite quotes that help us be grateful for our bodies. Need inspiration for your day to day? Save them to Pinterest or your camera roll for a boost whenever you need it!
“Me wishing my body to be different and postponing my life to be a certain way before living is actually not helping me live today.” – Marie-Pier
We’re here to live our lives, not be worried about how we look. Don’t miss out on any opportunity to do something you love, and especially never let your body get in the way of you doing it! Want more tips like this one? Check out our episode with Marie-Pier!
“I’m not going to sacrifice my mental health to have the perfect body.” – Demi Lovato
We’re way too busy to let our mental health suffer because of our bodies. Keep that positive mindset and remember, you’re doing amazing!
“I deserve to live life for all of the amazing things it has to offer. My body is my vessel to help me do those things, but how it looks has no bearing on my personal enjoyment of life.” – Jannine MacKinnon
Life is too short to always be worried about what we look like. If you want to have a beach day? Do it! You want to wear those new leggings because they make life way easier than big jeans? Wear them and live your best life!
“Your kids don’t care what you look like in a swimsuit. They just want to have fun with you. Don’t let your body image hold you and them back. ” – Jannine MacKinnon
Our kids are such an amazing part of our lives, and we’re truly their world. Our kids want memories with us, they don’t care how we look, so get out there, have fun, and make those memories regardless of how your body looks!
“If you’re looking at somebody as a follower and thinking, I can never do that – you can do that. And you are worthy of doing that. And that person, don’t put them on a hierarchy just because they’re posting about it, that doesn’t mean that they also aren’t struggling.” – Nicole Lemke
It can be so easy to see people on social media loving their bodies and go “that could never be me.” Well, Nicole Lemke is here to tell you that it can be! Make sure to check out her episode and listen to her amazing story!
“Your body allows you to do all of the amazing things that you do. Be easy on it. Be easy on yourself. You’re not here to look good, you’re here to live life to the fullest.” – Jannine MacKinnon
Being easy on yourself and giving yourself grace can be really hard to do, but it’s so worth it. Remember that you’re amazing no matter what and that so many people already know this about you. Live your life with the people you love, and don’t worry about how your body looks while doing it!
“I deserve to be confident and happy regardless of how my body looks.” – Jannine MacKinnon
Confidence is such an amazing thing when we learn it – and also such an important thing to teach our kids. Never forget that you’re doing your best and that’s amazing. Have that confidence and rock whatever it is you want to!
“Hating your body doesn’t change your body. Hating yourself doesn’t make your life better. Accept yourself. Accept your body. And start living for you, not how you look to others.” – Jannine MacKinnon
We have no room in our lives or our hearts for hate; it’s time to start loving ourselves and blocking out anyone who disagrees! Live your life however you want to, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
“My body’s an instrument, not an ornament.” – Marie-Pier
This one’s a quote from one of Marie-Pier’s students – and if they can learn to accept themselves, that means that you can too! Our bodies are so much more than something nice to look at, never let yourself forget all the power that you have!
Accepting our bodies is a journey, and we hope that these quotes will help you on your own. Remember that you are amazing and strong, and that your body is something to cherish and not to hate. If you want to hear even more amazing quotes and advice, check out our Body Acceptance Episodes with Marie-Pier and Nicole Lemke, and make sure to keep these quotes around for whenever you need a boost!