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An Affirmation

Today, I have a different relationship with my body. The relationship is complicated and (like all healthy and good relationships) requires work. I wake up every morning thanking The Creator for full deep breaths, joints that are functional, and a heart that still beats. I stand in the mirror, naked and unashamed, watching myself lather my brown sugar colored body with coconut oil. Oiling myself head to toe, placing special attention to my stretch marks on my shoulders, my breasts, stomach, hips and butt. Impressed at how strong and muscular my thighs are getting, admiring my narrow, natural waist line and learning to be ok with my soft, lower-ab pooch. I stand in adoration of the everything that my body allows me to do on a daily basis. 

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