My Body Is Beautiful And Has Done Amazing Things For Me As Is!

I am Thulisa, a highly qualified health professional that has passion in #WomenEmpowerment. I regard myself as a #BodyPositivityAdvocate and have been contributing towards this movement since 2011.

I don’t know what slim feels like as I have never been slim/slender in my life. For so many years, it was difficult to accept love from anyone as I was my biggest enemy in judging and hating myself for being fat.

Early Years

I never thought I was important even though I grew up as a very smart kid. Ever since my childhood, very few people were mean to me regarding my weight _ actually, close to none. Mostly relatives. Until I went to varsity my family was always against weight loss programs and would ensure I never went through them. They promoted self-love that I never understood those days until 2011. Even at a young age people always respect and appreciate what I bring to the table as an individual.

They see a human being, a person who has a valuable contribution to the entire society, nationally.

Here and Now

It has been 6 full years loving myself genuinely. I broke free from my own self-loathing. Right now, I celebrate and love the person I am. It was tough initially but now this love from me to me comes very naturally. I no longer waste even a second doubting or allowing people to make me doubt how beautiful, smart and fabulous I am.

 

This picture, of my involvement in a Curve Loving project is my gift to all the women who are on daily basis doubting how amazing they are – Stretch marks, back rolls, skin problems and all.

We have one body and one life and I refuse to waste a second of it.

The 27 years I wasted is enough. I love myself, today, this minute and it is going remain like that for a very long time. I have come to realise that I am more than this physical appearance and I am a valuable community member of South Africa.

I care and conform with #HealthyLifestyle as I care about my health and living for longer for my family. Impacting positively in many women’s lives and the society at large. I am all about #SelfLoveRightNow flaws and all because my body is beautiful and has done amazing things for me as is!

It is LOYAL too. #allbodiesarebeautiful

Author: Thulisa Mkhencele

Post Author: Noluthando Nkosi

3 thoughts on “My Body Is Beautiful And Has Done Amazing Things For Me As Is!

    malerato

    (19th April 2017 - 10:37 am)

    There is nothing more rare nor more beautiful than a woman being apologetically herself, comfortable in her perfect imperfection.
    To me…that is the true essence of beauty.

      Noluthando Nkosi

      (20th April 2017 - 1:33 pm)

      It is simply the best.
      Thanks for your comment Malerato.

    Khethekile Ntsontso

    (24th April 2017 - 9:42 am)

    Truly inspiring, I have also wasted years hating, wanting to change it, not even being satisfied or grateful for the changes that my body was having through intense training and unrealistic eating habits. I never really appreciated what it was capable of doing and has been doing It’s really refreshing to be in a state of pure self-love that it self-accepting and really Enjoying my body as it is, dare I say even loving all the bumpy, curvy, uneven, wobly, round parts of me. It’s taken time yet nothing is ever a waste of time especially when learning to love your self in a new way gratitude.

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