For the longest time and even sometimes still today, I’ve always had a hard time accepting my body and body shape. I’ve never been a size 2 and I most likely will probably never see that number on the tag of my jeans. I have a (bigger) butt and having a (bigger) butt has made my life somewhat challenging at times. I’ve had insecurities the majority of my life because of my curvier figure and growing up around petite girls, I always stood out and felt out of place. I was bigger and always had a little more “meat.”

I didn’t really grow up loving my shape. Back then, Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian were not at all the ideal body. Going shopping was sometimes a nightmare and really disappointing. Trying on dresses when everything would fit perfectly on top but not go passed my butt would be the norm(I still have this issue today.) Bathing suit shopping was something I would dread every summer because I could never find my size or one that fit right (xl bottom, small top). With my weight loss over the years, my butt always remained the same, maybe just slightly smaller. I know this sounds like something really silly to complain about with all the problems we’re having in this world but everyone has their own issues and insecurities. We’re all fighting our own battles every day, right?

Having the “ideal” body was always a thought in my head and always an image I tried to achieve and sometimes still feel like I have to achieve today. For anyone who can relate, living this way can be really exhausting and really disappointing.

Loving and embracing my curves is something I am still learning to do everyday. Not to be ashamed of what I am or how much “bigger” my butt is compared to the next girl, but being thankful for my curves. Regardless of shape or size, women are really, really beautiful. I admire women for so many reasons not because of what they look like at all, but because of who they are and their CONFIDENCE in themselves. We are killing it every single day whether as mothers and/or CEO of a company.

So today I am telling myself (and YOU regardless of your body shape) to embrace it, love it, and WORK it.img_0150We are so much more than our bodies and what we wear. What we look like or what our body shape is doesn’t define who we are as human beings. Confidence is beautiful. When we’re confident, we shine and I hope you’re with me when I say I plan to start shining every. single. day.

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    • mimbrogno Reply

      Thanks so much Katherine!! And yes, 100% totally agree! Thanks for taking the time to read <3

    • mimbrogno Reply

      I will happily give you some of mine! ;))) Thanks for reading, Tia!

  1. I love this post! Such a good reminder for all of us! I am in the same boat… I’ve always had a booty. But I try to embrace it now. These pics are gorgeous in this post btw.

    • mimbrogno Reply

      Yes!! I know the feeling lady. It’s tough some days. And I feel like I’m such a butt-head for complaining but we all have our own insecurities and battles and they ARE important no matter how big or small. Thank you so much for reading! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! And p.s. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!! xoxo

  2. Anacani Carrera Reply

    I vividly remember thinking how beautiful you were in high school. And now you’ve blossomed into a gorgeous woman. I too have the same issues with a “slim-thick” figure, when it comes to most clothes. Growing up I was so self concious having a Latina figure, cause like you said, we were surrounded by the then ideal slender figure. As I’ve grown older, I’ve learned to accept what was given to me and work with it. I still dread bathing suit shopping, but everything else has started to become more fun!

    • mimbrogno Reply

      You are too sweet! High school is definitely an awkward time for all of us as we’re trying to figure out who we are and our body shapes. Growing up has been all about figuring out who we are and totally embracing it! And I get mixed up for being Latina because of my butt ALL the time! Thanks for the love! xo

  3. This was such great post to read and I was completely able to connect with it. I have started writing a post similar to this because bathing suit shopping has always been a struggle for me due to weight issues. I never felt confident in my body and I have slowly learned it over the years and am still working on it. It is so nice to see another blogger that feels the same way and is willing to put their struggles out there. xo!

    • mimbrogno Reply

      I’m so glad you enjoyed this post, Adina! And I understand that feeling 100%. It’s also something I continue to work on everyday as well. Just know you are beautiful!! Thank you so much for reading! xo-Meli

  4. Fantastic post hun!! Firstly you are gorgeous, secondly it’s sexy to have some womanly curves and you always look stunning. But I can also totally relate to your words. I’m a very tall girl and will never have a tiny frame and I think during high school and younger years this can be so tough to deal with for many young girls. I feel I’ve definitely grown into myself and now admire things about my body that I maybe once wouldn’t have. So important to remember how much our bodies do for us and they really are remarkable. Stay confident girl because you are fabulous xoxo

    • mimbrogno Reply

      Thank you so much for the love and kind words Courtney! You’re so sweet. And yes, being a taller girl myself was definitely another challenge! But we are amazing and you’re right, our bodies are truly remarkable. Thank you for taking the time to read! Have a great day. xo Melissa

  5. You are so gorgeous & I am in love with your bodysuit! I totally agree with you…there are parts of our bodies we just have to embrace! I don’t love my broad shoulders, but I just try to embrace them. You have to find the styles that work just for you!

    • mimbrogno Reply

      You are so right Kristen! Thank you so much for the love and for reading pretty lady xoxo

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