I stayed up way past my bedtime last night talking about my recent bathing suit debacle.
Rewatching it I probably should have just gone to bed 🤣 So I’m going to try and articulate it a little better here.
I was lying in bed a few weeks ago and saw a Facebook ad for a bathing suit I thought was SUPER cute and outside my comfort zone. I immediately told myself all the reasons why I shouldn’t get it.
You know the drill, stomach isn’t flat or small enough, boobs are too flat and not big enough, those bottoms won’t do anything for my thighs, oh and don’t forget the back cleavage. 🙄
My hubby told me to stop- and just buy the bathing suit. He reminded me of the promise i made to myself the end of February. How I was going to REALLY start putting effort into changing my body image and negative self talk how far I’d come in the past couple of months.
So I bought the bathing suit. And then it never came. And the site emailed me and told me it was somehow out of stock and to either wait however many days it would take or to go pick out a new one.
It became all consuming and then once I started beating myself up for beating myself up about the situation which made me feel guilty for feeling guilty so I just asked for a refund so it could be over.
I KNOW we should love our bodies every step of the way.
I KNOW I should feel beautiful in a swimsuit and not care what others think.
But I also know that this is a process and if I’m not there yet, it’s okay.
Don’t hate on yourself for not loving yourself in a bathing suit yet. You can’t unlearn those automatic thoughts and behaviors over night- just keep trying.
You guys have sent TONS of DM’s about places you’ve bought swimsuits that make you feel good so comment with your recs here so everyone else can see too.
And just remember as you head on vacay or to the pool this year- please show kindness to any and everyone wearing a bathing suit. Men, women and kiddos struggle with body image & sometimes it’s a bigger deal than you think when someone takes off their coverup.
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~ Now walking back, down this mountain. The strength of a turning tide, the wind so soft, and my skin yeah the sun so hot upon my side. Looking out at this happiness I searched for between the sheets, feeling blind, I realize all I was searching for, was me. All I was searching for was me.
Eira's back!! Intermittent brake issues finally resolved. She's got the best bike doctor in town =,). She's gonna be taken care of extra extra much now.
Do you ever feel stuck? Unmotivated? Like this life has no purpose? well, guess what... we all have these moments. But, don't stress out! Take a moment, inhale-exhale, and remember what makes you happy. Is it good music? Good food? Working out? Go and do it! Small things are important! Remember to take a moment for yourself now and then. 💓💓💓 . .
You don't know what you're capable of until you have no other options.
Spending the last 6 weeks with my dominant hand in a splint/cast has been a learning experience.
Ok. That's letting this whole debacle get off too easy. It's been awful. I can't write. I can't fix my hair. I can't pick up my child. I can't cut up my food. I can't wipe my butt. Or put on my socks. Or fix Gracie's hair.
Don't call the whambulance yet. 🚑😭😂
I can't do any of those things... like I used to.
I can write - it just wouldn't pass my 3rd grade teacher's inspection. I can fix my hair - it just looks "interesting" some days, and dry shampoo is my new BFF. I am more flexible than I realized. And, Gracie has been a big help when fixing her hair.
I would have never have known how much I can do with my right hand if I had never been robbed of the use of my left. I didn't know I was capable until I had no other choice.
Being in a cast is NOTHING on the grand scale of how bad life can be. But it has taught me a lot.Maybe the path you're walking is so rough you can't even see the trail of those that have gone before you. But know this: you are more capable than you give yourself credit for. Your journey is not meaningless. You will come out on the other side a valliant warrior. You are strong. You can do this. You have not lost your muchness. You are enough.
I’ll be keeping my goals in mind all weekend... especially since it’s a holiday weekend!!🇺🇸
Remember your WHY, and let’s stay on track!!! 👊🏻
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When I started this whole journey, I didnt really have anyone to help me with that. I only had my friends and family who kept telling me I am beautiful, and I can do it. But I never had any guidance until I found my coach. He helped me appreciate myself more and taught me a lot about nutrition that I knew nothing about. ——————————————————————————
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