Dear Summer Body Of Mine,
Every year is a different body shape, size, and color. Some summers are dark skin, toned abs, and a size 2. This year is a size 4, medium skin, and a few more dimples and squishy rolls. My skin tone depends on how comfortable I feel putting on a bathing suit and laying out in the sun. I tend to get pretty dark if I’m racing around after the kids, hanging out with friends at the pool, or go out on a long jog.
Some seasons I’m more active. Some seasons I’m lazier. Hey- I’m not worried about the ‘I should have done this…’ or ‘ If only I had more time to get my summer body ready for …. ” It doesn’t matter.
No more excuses on what I could change. This year I’m determined to make each season count moving forward and starting today. Since my breast augmentation, I’m walking with a new confidence. I know it isn’t for everyone but this 5’2 Mom of two, it’s everything to me and building up the way I’ve wanted to envision for myself.
Looking at the photo above, I’m happy for the first time in a long time. It might be the newfound confidence but I know every day is a new one to enjoy the rolls of growing two babies, the legs that carry me running ( or chasing my children) and my arms to wrap everyone up and be grateful for the life and body given to me. I’m also loving these super flattering bathing suits and sharing a few favorites too.
Just as seasons change, so do our bodies. Body confidence and body positivity all stem from one thing in common; how we treat it. The words we use to take care and nourish it. I also want to be a role model for my daughter to share kind words about our bodies too and to have a healthy relationship with it. Let’s start today. Right now.