I love everything about summer. The sun, the beach, sandals, shorts, the pool – I love it all but my swimsuit. Even though I took the very scary plunge into the world of a two-piece swimsuit a couple of years ago, having another baby and gaining additional 30lbs later, I was afraid to wear a bathing suit again. The thought of wearing a bathing suit made me sad. Isn’t that sad?
Maria of VeryBusyMamaBlog.com started something amazing, something so empowering and bold. She posted a photo of her in a swimsuit to promote self love, not self loathing. A few of my blog amigas like, Lisa of AtypicalFamilia.com, also embraced the movement and inspired me to walk with my head up high in my swimsuit.
Here’s a story about how much I really hated the way I looked in a swimsuit … I went to the beach a couple of summers ago and literally sat in the sun, frozen, afraid to get up because there was a group of guys sitting right next to me. That day I burned. I burned so bad that I even got blisters on my face that left a bad scar.
That scar is a reminder that I will NEVER, EVER, be embarrassed by my body. This incredible body that has given birth to two gorgeous and loving daughters. I mean, what am I teaching them by being embarrassed and unloving to my own body.
So I searched for my favorite swimsuit, a bright pair of heels and my favorite shades and asked my daughter to take a few pictures of me in my suit. After going through my phone and looking at myself – I immediately saw the flaws but also noted so much beauty in me. Confidence is beautiful. And I chose this one.
I promise to bask in the sun and not think about how I look instead and enjoy life!
I also promise to take good care of my body so that I can live a long and healthy life.
These promises are real and I hope that they inspire you too.
Have a wonderful and self-loving summer.
JOIN THE CHALLENGE:
Join by showing off YOUR swimsuit style, let go of your insecurities and let’s make a SPLASH this summer.
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