Bodacious Beauty, Acceptance & Self-Esteem
Loving yourself while working to become the best version of yourself for YOU is key!
A Recent Outing
I love the humorous banter between my son and I. Here is a recent exchange between him and me on a shopping excursion for exercise apparel.
Me: Do you know what body shape I am?
Son: (Laughing) Round?
Me: (Exasperated tone) No! I’m a triangle.
Son: (Still laughing) Don’t you mean you’re a cone shape? Like a traffic cone?
Me: **crickets** (Then I begin laughing hysterically)
An Authentic Hot Mess
I’m a hot mess and I know it! According to my medical chart, I’m obese, a fact of which I’ve lived in denial for a few years now.
Do you know how hard it is to take pictures from the right angle to
hide present a more pleasing view? No longer a spring chicken it’s almost impossible to suck in an overabundance of a stomach that used to be a waistline.
As I’ve gotten older I’ve noticed the willpower I used to have has given way to “oh, what the heck?” It’s a plan that works very effectively. I eat what I want when I want and it feels so GOOD. That is until I have to look presentable and find to my dismay my clothes don’t fit—surprise.
What I’ve learned is there’s only so much one can consume before it becomes a serious problem. The “head in the sand” approach is no longer working and I have to, I can’t believe I’m gonna say this, exercise and eat right.
My son thought it was hilarious that I was wearing skinny jeans that showed every bump and bulge. His thinking was skinny jeans are for skinny people. But my thinking is skinny jeans are for anyone as long as the fit is right. Obviously, with my increasing poundage mine have not been fitting right for some time, another case of denial. But, and this is huge, I’m going to use that gym membership I secured last year. And, I’m gonna make better choices when it comes to eating (at least I hope so). I just may resort to the “Oh what the heck?” philosophy.
Getting To The Point
The point I’m trying to make is while my image is important to me I try to balance it with humor. We only come this way once and I want to make the most of it by not being too hard on myself. The understanding I will never be pleasing to everyone is freeing and magnificently beneficial to my psyche.
Accepting yourself while working to become the best version of you for YOU is key! What was life-changing for me was realizing that being my best for myself was what mattered most.
Here’s a little perspective: there are over 7 billion people on earth, all are unique and all won’t like everyone.
Bodacious Beauty Featured Image Description:
This shot is a pose of me with ‘black’ #WhiteCane, taken from the perspective of me looking down at my feet. My cane is to the left of my right foot. I’m wearing white skinny jeans paired with tan ballet flats with a little poofy floret type thing on top.
Mirror selfie of me wearing a black polo shirt with an embroidered design of Abby, text, and braille.