"Sometimes what's good for you can be hard to swallow." Betty Boop
Time to face a few truths about myself. There are 3 fugly's I deal with on an every day basis and I am slowly but surely learning to love and accept them just as they are because they are undoubtedly a part of me... Arms, Legs, Thighs!
As the picture below reveals, today I am conquering with love and acceptance...my Big Fat Legs!!!
I LOVE wearing dresses! But, typically I'd wear leggings under them in order to hide my legs unless of course the dress fell below the knee, way, way below the knee. Well, this day wasn't any different than any other when I set out to wear this dress. I planned to wear the black leggings I'd usually wear when all of a sudden I heard my daughter say "No Mom! Wear it without the leggings this time". Needless to say her words strung at my heart with a melody of love so passionately yet sweet that I Swallowed My Big Fat Legs!!! So for my sake here I go! Ta' Dah...
At first I felt naked, uncomfortable and I wanted to slip into my leggings.
Hence the dress with wings! And look at my legs...they're not so bad!
You know life can sometimes suck! But it's good to know that
a little silliness can brighten the heart and spirit just like that!
I'm not going to lie here people. It just wouldn't be fair to me in the first place nor would it be fair to you either. I may seem a little wacky or silly at times (it's my nature I can't help it!) but I have a serious side too. Especially when it comes to what I am so passionate about: self-love and acceptance! As well as being beautiful-at-any-size and age! Age is a big on for me because I'm expected to act or dress a certain way. Well, I don't want to! *crosses arms over chest. But that's a whole other post in itself. Let's get back to what I was saying.
I know my body is not perfect. But it is the only body I have. And come to think of it, is there really such a thing as a perfect body? Umm. Well, okay maybe if you're thinking Channing Tatum or The Rock, Vin Diesel or the even Thor! Oops, I think I've digressed again. As I was saying, I only have this one body and I intent to strive at loving it more and more each day, body part by body part, link by link. I have seen the light. My light. And it's shinning ever so bright! And I love and embrace it!