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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Between Us Girls

A couple weeks ago I had linked to a Glamour article about being comfortable in your own skin. This was the picture with the article. This picture and article struck such an emotional chord with me that I haven't been able to get it out of my head. 

Since I was 19 I've been so self conscious about my body image. Of course having kids made it worse. We have this Hawaii trip coming up and I've been dieting and exercising like mad to be "swimsuit" ready. This Victoria's Secret model image in my head makes me feel like I have to look a certain way to be happy. It's understandable considering the barrage of perfectly photoshopped women that we face every day. So seeing this gorgeous, radiant, confidant, NORMAL woman in a magazine was inspiring to say the least.

I think the whole "loving yourself" thing is one of the hardest things us women have to learn. It's a work in progress for me and I'm not quite sure to go about it, but it's something I'm working on every day. I still want to look a certain way in a swimsuit, but now it's more along the lines of healthy and happy.

What do you see when you look at this picture?


  1. I see beauty, confidence, happiness...its a great image and I thank you for sharing it. Unfortunately we do live in a society where women are encouraged to think that they need to look a certain way to be happy...who are we fooling? It's just a big load of rubbish! :))

  2. i see a happy and gorgous woman! what a lovely post.
    be confident and be happy with all that you have-- you'll have a good time on vacation. xoxo jcd :: cornflake dreams

  3. This is great inspiration. Because she looks totally happy with herself, she looks confident and sexy! xxxx

  4. I can def relate how we can be our worse critics at times.
    So Jealous that you are going to Hawaii!



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