I’ve written a few body confidence posts in the past where I’ve tried to go right back to the beginning of when I began having different feelings about my body. But as the most dramatic change and one that completely shifted the way I look at my body was after I had Rose. Once my beautiful daughter arrived I actually lost a lot of weight very quickly and was back in all of my pre pregnancy clothing. Hurrah! But mentally I wasn’t quite ready for the sudden changes, I’d gone from being a rather large pregnant lady back to my petite self in a matter of weeks. You might think that’s every woman’s post pregnancy dream and it was mine. The way I felt about my body was a little warped, I still felt very big but I wasn’t and I hated what I saw in the mirror.
That was 2013 … I’ll fast forward to 2014-2015 where my weight fluctuated, in the summer I remember looking back at my holiday snaps and thinking how much weight I had put on. I could see no end to the distaste I felt for the skin I was in. At the end of 2015 I made the conscious decision to cut out a lot of sugar and junk food, I also quit meat. My body once again began changing but I was seeing a leaner more healthier me, I took up Yoga and Pilates to regain confidence in myself, not just my body but my mind too.
Today is the first day of 2016’s seventh month and although I have lady time bloat I feel so confident in my body, it’s not perfect and that’s ok. I am reminded everyday that it did something amazing and also that I just happen to be one of those lady’s who unfortunately has loose skin from pregnancy, I have cellulite and unusually chubby knees. But I do have cracking legs, a great bum, pretty good arms and wonderful boobs.
When we went on holiday I couldn’t wait to get this swimsuit out, I’ve kindly performed some sort of strip tease for you in the photos to reveal the entire swimsuit. The plunge front reveals just enough skin for a super sexy look and put a pair of denim cut offs with it and I just had all the confidence in the world. G loved this so much, men eh?! You can grab your own piece of swimwear that’ll make you feel super sexy and confident from Boohoo, they have something for everyone and at such reasonable prices.
Whatever your size, shape, gender, whether you’ve had children or not, we all deserve to be happy with our bodies and we are all bloomin’ beautiful!