Sunday, 16 November 2014
If you have negative things to say about this post, please do not leave any comments. I understand that some people need to lose weight, but most of us are perfect and healthy at the size we are and it takes a certain body type to look like a celebrity! Neither thin nor curvy is superior, just be what you are!
The media tells us we either have to be really thin or have big butt and boobs but no tummy fat. Fashion bloggers are told they are too fat! NO! I REJECT THIS!
Yes, my belly sticks out, my core muscles aren't very strong. I love cake and icecream and hot chips! I try not to eat them too often because I am trying to be healthy, but I don't want to be ashamed of my body either. I AM STILL A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN!
I would not have said that a few months ago but I am learning to love myself.
My tummy size tends to fluctuate a bit due to what I have eaten, etc. You can also see how different camera angles, the angle I stand at and whether it makes my tummy poke out make me look a totally different shape. Usually I wear things that aren't so tight so this is not obvious at all. To most people this is nothing, a normal bit of belly fat, but the media makes us ashamed. If a celebrity has this much body fat they call it a baby bump!
You might not guess it but I am an Australian 12-14 (that is approx US 8-10, UK 10-12, I think). I have boobs and a butt and I like that. I would like my tummy to stick out less but I don't want to hate my body.
I have been down to an 8-10 bust, although my hips will always be big and I have a square ribcage and short body that means I will probably never have a 'waist'.
I don't normally wear tight things like this but I liked this dress so I thought what the f*ck. And then I thought I'd share a few of the non-flattering pics with you. Who knows, I may regret putting unflattering pics up online if anyone hijacks them but oh well.
I am happy with my body and with the style of clothes I wear my imperfections are usually not even obvious. Some people out there may even think my body is perfect. Well, this is why I am sharing this. To show that you can be imperfect and still look good and love yourself!
Body love! You don't have to be curvy or stick thin, you be yourself and love yourself!
I had an amazing roast dinner the other night and ate so much but I knew Id rather have a sticking out tummy than not eat all that delicious food!
And sure I would be healthier if I exercised more but life is too short to worry about what I haven't done! I like going for walks if it isn't too hot, it's not like I don't exercise at all.
I am trying to deal with my perfectionism and my desire to always be perfect which includes things like feeling driven to 'win' at NaNoWriMo, always look perfect, etc.
I don't like that my thighs rub together because it can be uncomfortable in summer, and I have cellulite, I am not perfect. And I want to get to a place where I can be OK with that. I feel like I am getting better at it.
I do sometimes use food to make me happy and eat too much junk food and I am working on that, but I don't believe in diets or not letting yourself have nice treats. There is such a thing as balance.
In the end you are born with a body type and you have to learn to love it. I could probably be quite a bit skinnier in the tummy with a lot of effort, which would probably make my bust disappear and not really make my waist any smaller because I have ribs that would make Phar Lap jealous and I have long ago learned to be ok with that.
Summer is coming up so there will be lots of lovely fruit, I also love bread and cake and the occasional roast dinner. Bring it on!