Confidence Is The Best Outfit

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.

Much love,

Jess

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