8 Ways to Celebrate Love Your Body Day

By Katie, 5:55 am

This week is just chock full of inspiration! On Monday we observed the start of Fat Talk Free Week, and today the celebration continues with Love Your Body Day.


The goal of Love Your Body Day, which is a campaign spearheaded by the National Organization for Women, is to help all of us better appreciate what we see when we look in the mirror. I think we can all agree that we spend way too much time criticizing our reflections and not nearly enough time celebrating them.

Let the party begin. 8-)

8 Ways to Celebrate Love Your Body Day

1. Make a Love List.

Think about what you truly love about your body, and then actually write it down! Afterwards you can put the list in your wallet or tape it to your mirror – somewhere you’ll see it multiple times a day. Then it will already be there whenever you need that little extra dose of encouragement. 

2. Spoil Your Body.

Take a long, hot bath. Go get a manicure (or give yourself one). Go for a walk. Take a nap. Whatever will make your body feel especially good today.

3. Dance!

Enough said.

4. Eat Something Wonderful.

What’s the one food that’s been on your mind lately? It could be anything from roasted butternut squash to a freshly-baked pumpkin cupcake. Today, make the time to cook that food or buy it from the best place possible. Then eat it slowly and mindfully, savoring every bite. Remember, your taste buds are a part of your body. ;-)

5. Laugh!

Nothing beats a good gut-busting laugh, the kind that makes your sides hurt!

6. Celebrate Your Body with the One You Love.

Kiss. Hold hands. Have sex. Find a way to share your body with that special someone in a way that makes you both feel comfortable and loved. It’s a surefire way to remember how totally awesome your body is!

7. Spread the Love.

Wanna feel beautiful? Tell someone else why you think she’s beautiful, and I guarantee your own self-esteem will rise right along with hers! And spread the word about Love Your Body Day, so even more people can experience its positive impact.

8. Get Inspired.

Check out the Love Your Body Day poster contest winners. Read some encouraging blog posts. Or listen to an inspiring song, like “More Beautiful You” by Jonny Diaz.

The chorus:

There could never be a more beautiful you
Don’t buy the lies, disguises, and hoops they make you jump through
You were made to fill a purpose that only you could do
So there could never be a more beautiful you


How will YOU be celebrating Love Your Body Day?

How can you practice loving your body EVERY day?

26 Responses to “8 Ways to Celebrate Love Your Body Day”

  1. Lauren says:

    This is so great!! I love the idea of focusing on the positive things about your body. Rather than state the things you don’t like or would change about your body, why not start putting that energy into the things you LOVE about your body.

  2. LOVE this post, Katie. I especially love the first point of writing down the things that you love the most, I think the power of the written word is amazing.

  3. i love the dance one the best…i’m not a great dancer, but i have so much fun when i just let loose and do the dang thing!

  4. I also love this post! I tried Zumba for the first time last night, and I definitely think trying new, fun ways to move your body is a way to learn to love your body more.

    • Katie says:

      Yes, yes, yes! How better to love our bodies than to MOVE them in a way that’s FUN? :)

  5. I love all these ways. And that song is one of my all time favorites.

  6. Sarah says:

    I love all these ways to love your body :) I’m going to indulge in a couple tonight. I also enjoy a nice yoga session to relax and stretch my body. Yoga really helps me create that connection between my mind, body, and soul.

  7. great list..and love the photo/poster a the beginning.

  8. Simply Life says:

    oh what a great post! I’ve never actually listened to the words in that song – so inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

  9. This post has so many great ideas! I’m going to appreciate my body today and go for a run after school.

  10. I definitely ate some lovely today…the Elvis Sandwich. PB, turkey bacon, honey and some butter! yum! :)

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  12. this is wonderful–i need this right now!

    i was going to eat green beans for dinner… but now that doesn’t sound so good. i’m going to love my body and make something awesome and think about how blessed i am to have this body! woo!

  13. Katie, great suggestions! And I love the song, too. I’ve never heard it before.

    Today, I’m going to enjoy delicious food with loved ones, and I’ll try to think more positively of my body. Since I’ve been out of town and eating much richer foods than I normally do (and not moving my body often because I got sick with a cold), I’ve been feeling less comfy in my skin. But I refuse to let my inner critic make negative comments. So today, and every day, I’m going to try and take it easy with my body and be more positive.

    Happy Love Your Body Day! :)

  14. Hope says:

    What a great list Katie! I wish I could have learned to love my body before I lost weight, but now I can only make up for lost time. :)

  15. I really like the idea of making a Love List! I’m going to do that today and see what happens…

  16. I love the “dance” one — what a great way to make your body feel good!

    Today I plan on taking a hot bath and getting to bed early– that is the best way for me to love my body! :)

  17. I wish I could spoil my body more :) I’m going to spend time tonight with some hot cocoa and a massage from the husband. He’s got to help with the celebration too.

  18. Today I’m going to celebrate by writing a love list.

    Tomorrow I’ll belatedly celebrate by getting a massage.

  19. This is a great list! Thanks for sharing those posters (they’re amazing!) and that song. I hadn’t heard it before, but the lyrics are wonderful!

  20. Meg says:

    I especially love that part about telling another woman she is beautiful or giving her a compliment. Sometimes girls can be so catty but we need to build each other up! It definitely makes me feel good to give someone a compliment even if they’re a complete stranger.

    I like to be good to my body by soaking in the tub with some good bath salts. Ahh…

    p.s. I gave you a blogger award on my blog! :)

  21. Dorry says:

    Love your list! I started the day with an easy training run and continued the day eating all of my favorite foods. And some delicious peppermint tea. :) My body speaks to me and I’ve learned to listen to it, love it and nourish it!

  22. yeahh what a great, great post!! linking up tomorrow!!

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