Did y’all see the video I posted yesterday on Facebook of Chrissy Metz’s interview on Live with Kelly?!? She was talking about being a curvy lady and stated body positivity in such an eloquent way,
“You have to love yourself for where you are now to get to the place you want to be.”
I could absolutely not agree more, Chrissy. I’ve struggled with my weight my whole life and didn’t realize that my mindset was so important to my journey. There are still days when I still struggle with accepting my body and treating it right (I am by no means perfect nor do I ever think that I can completely dissolve the insecurities that I have – I will try my hardest to live my life to the fullest and not let those insecurities keep me from doing the things I love). But when I consistently eat well and keep moving, I notice how much better I feel and how much easier it is to continue to treat my body with the respect it deserves. I think transforming my mind to treat my body as a temple and confidence to wear bold clothing go hand in hand – or at least it has for me.
A few years ago, you would not have caught me in a jumpsuit – let alone one that was light pink, floral and off the shoulder. But now, y’all – I did a happy dance and squealed when I pulled it out of the box. It was gorgeous! And it fit like a glove. I couldn’t wait to wear it out and have now worn it twice within 10 days because it makes me feel so good. With the mind set I had before I started embracing who I am and before I started working out consistently, I would have never considered wearing this bold statement piece to dinner. But now my attitude – is why NOT be bold in my clothing choices? Why not be bold in most of the decisions I make in my life? Why not attempt some of the things that frighten me? WHY NOT? What’s the worst that can happen by wearing the floral jumpsuit to dinner? Someone tells me they don’t like it. Yeah, it may shake me a bit, but if that’s the worst thing that can happen, I’ll take my chances.
In my experience, changing my mindset on how I treat my body has ignited a chain reaction in other parts of my life – I wear the bold jumpsuit, speak up in meetings at work….But, I firmly believe that taking steps towards overcoming my fears, even the baby ones (they are my favorite), are the way to live life to the absolute fullest. To be BOLD in the face of my insecurity is one of the best things I have done for myself. Was it easy? – hell no. Was it worth it? – ABSOLUTELY YES!! More than I could ever put into words.
You are amazing! Thank you for reading SGSB! Love y’all! TTYL! (throwing it back to my high school days there…)
Off the Shoulder Floral Jumpsuit (Straight Size Floral Jumpsuit, blazer in the same fabric that I am obsessed with) | Kendra Scott Earrings | Just Fab Black Strappy Heels | 88 Eighty-Eight Black Clutch – c/o (new favorite)
Photography by L.A. Photography
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