Beach Body

May 20, 2013
Okay so we are on the precipice of the hottest most stress inducing season for females everywhere — summertime!  All across the nation the prep and grind has already begun (some women start as soon as the ball drops on New Year’s) to attain bikini worthy beach bodies.    It’s commendable to push your minds and bodies to the limit to achieve an ideal body weight or look.  It’s even encouraging when it’s done with the right motivation.  But do I have to to hide my body in shame because we have different ideas of what type of body is worthy of wearing a two piece?  Why can’t we enjoy and be proud of the body we have now whether we are in the process of change or not.  I’m not trying to condone a sedentary lifestyle or obesity but I’m also not going to let society dog me or shame me either into hiding my body in a moo moo because it’s not what the CW thinks is beach body material.  This is my body and I’m at the beach therefore it is a beach body.  I’m all about self love and acceptance so if that means that you’re going hardcore doing two-a-days and counting calories or if your showcasing what you’ve got (cellulite and all) I’m an avid supporter!  Life is too short to spend our time hating our bodies or waiting for someone else’s approval to define our beauty.  Honestly “they” may never accept your body but don’t you think you should since it is your body after all.  It hasn’t always been easy but I am thankful that I have come to accept myself — belly jelly and all.


Having a cute bathing suit for summer helps too!  Plus size swimwear has definitely gotten a facelift over the last 3 years.  After years of limited choices designed to mask and cover up our bodies, companies like Swimsuits For All,  Simply Be and Forever 21 have offered the curvy girl something to look forward to when shopping for bathing suits this season– flattering options!  Who would have thunk that a fat girl wants to look good and feel sexy at the beach?
While not every curvy girl might not feel comfortable wearing a fatkini, I hope you get out there at least and enjoy the summer and all it has to offer.  Remember that there will always be haters and people ready and waiting to pick at your flaws but you must be ready to pick yourself up and love what you have even if you have to fake it at first.   Eventually you will see that your fat is not an all encompassing defining flaw but just another facet, a feature amongst other features that makes you,  you.
Bathing Suit ::: Forever 21+ (no longer available)
Enjoy the water &
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  • Reply Anonymous November 3, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    I know that it is a long time ago you have written this article but I’m from germany (berlin) therefore I found your blog by accident.
    so I just like to say, that in my opinion you are absolutely right and you seem to be even more selfconfident than all the other meager girls and every girl or woman has to accept her body more presicely her weight. moreover they have to suppose it due to the fact, that life is too short that a human being (which has the luck to live in a modern, wealthy etc. society) can miss all these fantastic things just because of their weight…that makes no sense to me.

    p.s.:you look amazing ! keep your gorgeous selfconfidence !

    p.p.s.: I’m so sorry because of my english skills !

  • Reply N Williams April 4, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    It’s always so interesting how we can be our own worst critics at times. When I would previously look at myself in a swimsuit, I could not see past my lumps/bumps and imperfections. But when I see another woman (with a very similar body type and some body characteristics), I’d think, man… she looks great and has confidence to boot! When I realized that the only thing keeping me from loving my body was my own flawed and highly critical assessment of body, I decided in that moment to let it go. Since then, I have been having a wonderful time expressing love to myself and speaking with gratitude to my body including wearing, with confidence, some pretty fly fatkinis!

    You look amazing, Sis! Keep shining!


  • Reply Callie Thorpe July 29, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    You are so so beautiful!! I love the swim suit and the beach and the background. Basically I am obsessed with your blog ahah xx

  • Reply Zara Willis May 30, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    I love your suit and your confidence. You look great!

  • Reply monica May 23, 2013 at 1:33 am

    You look amazing!

  • Reply My Kurves May 21, 2013 at 4:34 am

    Confidence is Gorgeous. . .and you have it. I love the print and the fit of your suit. I am a new follower via bloglovin. Check out my notes on my beach-ready body:

  • Reply juliette May 21, 2013 at 4:19 am

    You look so great – this print sings on you!

  • Reply Mai Style Pages May 20, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    *keep it up*

  • Reply Mai Style Pages May 20, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    I think the bathing suit is absolutely fabulous on you! I love the high waisted bottom and the confidence you wear with it! Keep it all darling!


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