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My Body’s Like Whoah!

Posted by on Dec 20, 2011 in Advocacy, Beauty, Featured, Health | 24 comments

Seeing this video made me think of my answer to the question “What do you love about your body?”

Why is it so hard?

 

If you asked me this question a year ago, I would have burst into tears. My self esteem was so low at that point that I saw no meaning in life. It was so hard to think of something good to say about my body when all I could think of is criticizing my own body flaws – how I hated my flabs, my oily skin and my not-so-generous height.

 

I surprised myself a year after when I found myself in a paradigm shift.

I wasn’t exactly sure what happened but one morning, I just felt good about myself.  I guess, I started to let go of any worries.

hannah villasis

I was dancing again and my teachers at Pole Class were teaching me more than just pole tricks.

hannah villasis pole

They may not be aware of this but they taught me how to love my body as it is. It’s not in their curriculum, but every time I ask my friends to try pole, they always end up being happy.

I for one, realized that no one is really perfect.

That by forcing myself to go on a diet just to get perfectly thin makes me feel depressed. That the more I stop myself from eating, the more I crave for it and finally indulge in food binging habits.

Right now, I just keep everything in moderation. I still see those imperfect flabs when I look in the mirror, but it doesn’t bother me anymore. I would like to share this anecdote from my creative writing teacher wo is also a relationship coach:

 

 

Many people will quickly say that they love their bodies & feel comfortable with the way they look… 

But why do many of them *look* like they really… don’t? 

The thing is, it’s not about being a certain size, or being a specific shape, or wearing certain clothes, or doing a special diet or exercise. 

The fact is, if your body *truly knows* it’s LOVED & APPRECIATED by you, 

Then it’s gonna show, and people will naturally know. 

:-)

Love your body — it’s the only one you’ve got. 

Aileen Santos

 

 

 

So… If you ask me NOW what I love about my body, here’s the answer:

I love my eyes. It is the window to my soul. It shows my real emotions.

hannah villasis eyes

I love my height which is 1 inch short of 5 feet (do the math). I love that I don’t bump those low ledges.

I love my oily skin. Though it really makes me look shiny, at least it makes me look like a budding lady in her teenage years. I’d rather have that than wrinkles. (for now)

I love my little flabs. That way I have an excuse to always go to pole class so that I can get rid of it!

Now enough of me coz I always feel shy and awkward talking things I like about myself *blush*   

 

Let me feature a friend and I will tell you what I like about her just like they did in the video. She doesn’t know I’m going to blog about her so it’s going to be surprise! ;P

Meet my friend Micaela Rodriguez

First of all, her name is meant to be famous!  

She has the most amazing legs – very long, slender and sexy.

She has the friendliest smile.

Notice her charming dimples :)

She has a very slender figure and she would look good on almost any wardrobe.

and she’s tall… she could be a model!

I’ve been telling her to go to London and start her modelling career :)

What say you Mica? GO FOR IT!!!

 

Just like the message of the video:

If we can see beauty in others, shouldn’t we be able to see it in ourselves?

It’s a great message :)

It’s about time :)

 

Some little activity for you guys, share in the comment section below at least 1 thing you like about yourself :)  

I would appreciate your responses! :)

 

*This post is sponsored by Dove.

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24 Comments

  1. so inspiring han! pa repost nito: If we can see beauty in others, shouldn’t we be able to see it in ourselves?.. nakaka depress tlaga kung negative thoughts nlng lahat. i love my shiny, healthy and natural hair <3 yeah. li love my body na rin..

  2. I LOVE IT!!! Thanks for sharing Shaz! :)

  3. I love my body with all the bulges. I don’t care of my weight, food is delicious. And I’m so annoyed at people who are always on a diet. Life is too short =)

  4. Great post, Hannah! You’re so lovely it’s hard to believe you used to be insecure about your body. We did House of Vanita, after all, hehe! I also like how you featured your friend. I agree with you, those legs are fab. I wish I had long legs, too! <3

    I love my body, I never lacked for self-love despite being called macho for being muscly all throughout high school and college and my numerous leg scars. xD But right now I really really love my half-shaved head. I'm rockin my new hairdo! :))

  5. Wow! All women should read this. =) A few years ago, I was an insecure, whiny person. I dreaded the camera, because I felt like it reminded me of all my imperfection. But that changed. Just like you, I experienced a paradigm shift. :) It didn’t happen overnight. Now, I’m more comfortable in my own skin. I used to hate my unruly hair. Now, I can just call it beach wave hair.lol I also hated my dark circles, but I take comfort in the fact that I have brown eyes. Thank you for sharing this wonderful post. I’m more inspired to continue my efforts in blogging. :)

  6. Bulges = REAL I love women who embrace their curves! Thanks love :)

  7. Thank you Alex *hugs* Just saw your new hair do!!! I LOVE IT!!! It’s super sexy and you rock the look!

  8. Thanks Irene! parang it’s easier to hate than love noh? but hating puts so much burden and gives us *wrinkles* ^___^ thanks for sharing the things you love about your body as well :) beach wave hair = sexy!!! *Rawwr*

  9. I am really moved by this post. :)
    Yeah I do feel a lot similar and didn’t like a lot of stuff about myself.
    But that “paradigm shift” really made be think a lot better about myself … later on.

    I love my eyes too since from there, my friends could tell the real me.
    They said my eyes are expressive so I can’t really hide anything I’m feeling.
    When I’m sad, happy, worried, etc. I cannot lie! Hehe.
    And yes, they said my eyes are sexy-cute too! Hurhurhur~

    Really great post~ I hope you inspire more folks! (^_^)

  10. Thanks Hannah! U never fail to make me smile. Naks naman 😀 love you dear!

  11. my loyalty.

    great article.

  12. “I love my height which is 1 inch short of 5 feet (do the math). I love that I don’t bump those low ledges.”

    -relate much! what i love about my body? my eyes too! and my height? in 4″10… what’s the use of high heels anyway? =))

  13. Hannah, first of all I am confused if I’ll comment or not (puro kasi babae at English pa lahat). I’ll share na lang this line from Desiderata…”Do not compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter, for always there will be a lesser and greater person than yourself”. This line is always in my mind every time I felt belittled, then I’ll suddenly feel boosted. Nice post…inspiring!

  14. haha kakakatuwa ka! di lang to for girls nooooh.. i know a lot of guys go through this rin.. thanks for commenting ha! ^___^

  15. Hey dear :) you have an awesome smile and a very charming face! Keep on smiling!

  16. IKR.. I used to despise my height.. but now keri lang cute naman haha

  17. Hi Miss Hanna :)
    After reading your post I realized that I should see my better qualities than my flaws. Thanks :)
    btw I love my eyes because without it I will never read your post :)

  18. awww <3 Thank you Mexii that’s very sweet ^__^ be happy always!

  19. hahahahahahahahahahaha! la lng.. 😀 pareho tayo ng reaction.. di din sana ako mag cocomment kasi puro english. nyahahaha!

  20. oo dude.. marami din nag basa ng post na to na guys, nahihiya lang ata mag comment. hahaha! 😀

  21. right now? hahaha. i love my hair. can’t wait for the day i wake up and realize what more to love about myself. thanks for this post hannah. hopeful ill get to that day! :)

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