As some of you might know I am a contributor for Memphis Moms Blog and a few month ago some of us participated in a swimsuit photo shoot. When asked I jumped at the chance to participate.
Why did I do it?
Because this is MY YEAR OF YES!!
This is the year that I say YES to what scares me.
This is the year that I say YES to new adventures.
This is the year that I step out of my comfort zone.
For most of my life I have had a weight problem… I was always underweight.
Some people might say that’s not a real problem but to me it was. See, when I was growing up it wasn’t “cute” to be skinny like it is today. Finding clothes in a size zero was almost impossible. Yes I said zero. I was what you would call a bean pole, straight up & down and not a curve to be found. Yes, I was ashamed of my body. When people say that they want to be “high school fine” I say no way. I was nowhere near “high school fine”
When I got married at 28 I was only 100 lbs. It wasn’t until after I had my second child at 34 that I was able to maintain what I called a decent weight. As with all things you have to learn to maintain once you reach your goal weight. That part is still a learning curve for me. I have now entered year 49 and the metabolism is not what it use to be. I have to watch what I eat and force myself to exercise. I’m still not exercising like I need to but it’s coming. Now I have curves that I have NEVER had. Some I wouldn’t mind shifting to other areas. I am loving my “woman” curves. I would take my 49 year old body over my 18 year old body any day.
I said all that to say this….. I am so proud of where I am with feeling confident with my body. Do I feel this confidence every day? NOPE, but I have more great days than not so great days. Do I still have work to do? You bet. But I’m going to enjoy the ME that I have become!
So ladies, enjoy the body that you have. If YOU don’t like it do something about it. If YOU are happy with it than STRUT YOUR STUFF LIKE ONLY YOU CAN.
You can find the swimsuit pics here http://www.memphismomsblog.com. Enjoy!!!
Are you loving you? If not then who will?
Beewisdom- If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good–Dr. Seuss
4 thoughts on “Loving The Skin I’m In”
Great article as always. I’m so happy for you living out your year of yes and allowing your followers to learn a little more about you through your posts. Society mplaces a lot of pressure upon women in how we she look, feel as well as act. Body shaming is for the birds. It’s a constant struggle in learning how to love the “new” skin I’m in, but on most days I’m loving it! Embrace your flaws, be unapologetically you, forgive yourself, take off the siperwoman cape, and learn how to love yourself. We as women should strive for that daily.
Sorry for the typos. It’s 6am lol!
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I so love your articles!!