Happy Friday! YES! The weekend is here once more. Even though my week was a short one due to coming back from vaca, I still find the days were much longer than I would have liked them to be. Nonetheless, it’s all done now and time for some R&R. Today I want to hit a personal subject… body image. Being that I came from a beach trip, I was more than distraught about pulling out my swimsuits and realizing they don’t quite lay on my body like they use to!
I know SO many females suffer from this unfortunate illness of body dismorphia, or just plain shyness and insecurity. I would say for the last 3-4 years I have been struggling a lot with myself internally and physically.
These days such a strong focus is put on being “fit” and healthy, in shape even. I want to be all of those things, but my hips say otherwise. As I have become a mid aged 20 something year old, things have changed. I would say by the age of 23 things just started to decline. My metabolism that once kept me looking pin thin, slowed down. My hips are wider and my waist is a little more than I would like it to be.
At first, I panicked and declared a harsh diet and work out regimen. Now I have come to terms with reality. If I was a Victoria Secret model I would have the time and schedule made for daily hours of workout, but let’s be real. I work a full time job, have a rambunctious puppy (yes that is my excuse), play the role of home maker, write this lovely blog, and run an online business.
I am a woman and a busy one at that. I have accepted the fact that my curves and body are who I am. I eat everything in moderation and I workout whenever I can fit it into my schedule, but long gone are the days I would curse for missing my workout.
Also, I have ridiculous expectations on myself. I was upset that bathing suits from high school and early college did not fit. HELLO, a suit I wore as a 16 year old isn’t going to fit me as an almost 27 year old.
I know this sounds TOTALLY cheese ball, but I completely understand Britney’s song about being not a girl, but not yet a woman. I hate this age of do I shop in Juniors or Women’s? WHAT AM I!? This is just a part of life and I should enjoy my years of aging, right?
On my journey of personal body image enhancement I have shared with you some flattering swim suits and beach wear that I feel are more appropriate for my age and ever curving hips! HAHAH. I hope you can sympathize and maybe even agree with my thoughts this lovely afternoon.
I hope these words hit home for you regardless of your circumstances, be you, be true, and love life my friends!
Thank you for reading this off the wall post, I love you for it!
until next time,
stay cute, stay sweet.