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.We 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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Bodysuit (Forever 21), Blazer (Zara), Jeans (Express, downsize) Necklace (c/o Shay Collection)