Hey there! I hope your weekend was fabulous and the start to your week has been positive. This weekend was so great - I spent quality time alone during the day on Saturday and enjoyed a long walk on Sunday. I love having weekends that leave me feeling recharged and ready to take on a new week!
My me-time included a day of shopping (YES). I am not a huge shopper but this weekend, I was in the mood to buy all the things. While enjoying my me-time at the mall, I was reminded of how much I used to hate on my body.
Back in the day when I hated on my body hardcore, I would stand in the mirror and pick apart every little thing that wasn't "perfect". I hated my stomach flab. I hate the cellulite on my legs. I hated how my arms were not super toned. I hated how pale I was. I hated almost everything about my body and trying on clothes (especially bathing suits) was dreadful. It took forever for me to buy clothes because I would judge every little detail. I would not buy a shirt if it showed how my stomach wasn't flat. I would not buy a cute bathing suit or shorts if they showed too much cellulite.
As I was trying on a bunch of different outfits this weekend, I noticed myself actually NOT judging my legs for having cellulite or my stomach for having rolls. I tried on dresses, rompers, jeans, tank tops, and a slew of other tops. I felt really good in every single outfit I tried on. I obviously didn't buy everything I tried on but no matter what I was wearing, I was confident. I was confident because I am finally at peace with my body shape and size. Disclaimer - I am human so there are days where I find myself hating on my body - but I can honestly say that I finally love my body more than I ever used to.
I no longer need to pick apart my "flaws" because I love my body no matter what.
I find this ironic because I feel very out of shape. Working out has been put on the back burner, but I still accept and love myself. I no longer judge myself based on how "fit" I look physically. What matters to me is being confident in who I am and spreading that confident vibe everywhere I go.
I want all women to feel the same confidence I feel when I look in the mirror. I want all women to actually enjoy trying on clothes and bathing suits because they no longer judge or compare themselves. I want all women to love themselves fully at every stage of life.
I hope that you are journeying towards body love and dropping the negativity that surrounds your own body image.