Instead of a New Year’s Resolution to change your body, I challenge you and your friends (make it a group project!) to have a resolution of loving the body you have. This may be the more difficult resolution of the two! To get started, you might want to check out the article and activities in Making Friends with Your Body for some ideas on how to do this.
My wish for you as you start heading toward body positive friendships comes from one of my favorite poems, which I have adapted below. It is called “Imagine a Woman” written by Patricia Lynn Reilly…
A girl who believes her body is enough, just as it is.
Who celebrates her body as an exquisite resource.
Imagine a girl who values the girls in her life.
A girl who sits in circles of girls.
Who is reminded of the truth about herself when she forgets.