Your Body Is Fabulous- Cathy
It’s strong and relatively healthy! My body has had a lot of work to do…it grew and nurtured 6 children then guided me through the labor and birth (4 natural and vaginal) of those children. It functions even when I don’t take very good care of it (working on that!) to allow me to handle my busy life.
I think I am well proportioned for the most part, got a bit more thigh than I’d like but I found out that no matter what size I am my thighs stay. I am particularly fond of my legs. They are strong and shapely, brown and toned.
I wear a lot of dresses because I love how feminine I feel in them and they flatter the best parts of me..my shoulders, waist and legs! Dresses are very easy to wear but give such an impact to the wearer. I always feel my best in a dress so when shopping my eye automatically starts scanning for the dress rack.
I have large thighs and a big booty, lol. when I want to purchase pants it is sometimes challenging to get a proper fit. The waist usually fits great but then I find that the thighs and butt are too tight. I solve that by sizing up one size and if the waist is too big to camouflage with a belt then I head to the tailor for a little nip and tuck. I also find that more expensive trousers are cut more generous so when I need basics to round out my wardrobe, I spend the money for the well fitting but expensive pant.
The media is largely responsible for how most women view their bodies in my opinion. When softer, rounder more womanly bodies were socially acceptable women felt good about themselves overall. They did not try to conform to this unattainable standard of beauty that has become the norm. If the media started promoting that bodies are beautiful at whatever size they are as long as they are healthy, people would place the focus on being healthy and fit not skinny.
I have learned to appreciate my body at whatever size it is…I have been a size 8 and I have been a size 20. I liked myself more when I was slim, but I was killing myself to maintain it. I had to step back and evaluate why I felt I was more deserving when I was smaller. I discovered that it was because of what other people thought I looked like, not what I thought I looked like. So now I am a typical size 14, working on getting fit and staying healthy as I get older. We women have to stop allowing society to define our standard of beauty and define it for ourselves. If you think you are gorgeous at a size 24 then baby that is what you are. Who am I to tell you that you are not beautiful because everyone else thinks that being a size 2 is hotness. We must appreciate our bodies for what they are and can do, not berate ourselves for what they don’t look like.