At the end of my first week of my first non-drinking experiment, there was a fantastic article in the Greensboro paper about a local radio producer and personality, Whitney Thore, who has captured international attention with her video series, especially the one below. I’ve shared it on Facebook previously but must do so here again because she struck a nerve for me – and left me feeling inspired.
Essentially Whitney is showing the world how much she loves and accepts herself – and is encouraging others to do the same. I must applaud her – and share the video here so that you may be encouraged by her.
One of the biggest things this challenge is teaching me is to love myself and my body more than I love being part of the crowd, more than what others think about me, more than an evening filled with the momentary pleasure of drinking. I hope Whitney’s video and this blog inspire you to love yourself more than whatever challenges you are up against because you deserve it!