You’d think that by now I’d be over it, all the body shaming and self-consciousness, but I’m not. Nothing’s happened in particular to shake the leaves loose, but some have fallen to the ground regardless.
Typically this first week after my period I am beyond amped up and feeling on top of the world, but not this week. This week I’ve struggled.
I posted a story on Snapchat (adissolutelife) earlier and could only hear one well-meaning follower’s voice in my head: “I love your chubby body!”
Chubby?! I mean I know I’m not skinny, but am I “chubby”?? UGH.
And then I felt immediately awful for even caring, like a massive backslide. Chubby or not, it makes no difference. Plus chubby is not a character flaw, it’s a physical state. Perhaps I am chubby. That won’t make me any less of a human being, any less of me, would it? No.
All this to say I’m in a weird place. Lots of hungry men in my world, lots of hot trysts and sex, I’m working hard on my fitness, I’m feeling strong. And yet, this chink in my armor exists nonetheless.
I know I’m not alone in this and that’s why I chose this week’s photo which shows my stretchmarks both on my breast and my hip. The pose is flattering overall and it bolstered my confidence as this exercise always does. Consider that every other woman who participates here has also gone through a similar struggle to end up with a photo. Funny how that works.
As always, I love you all and am so proud to host this silly little meme each week.
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One of two ways to participate: 1) either submit a pic to me via email (email@example.com) OR 2) submit a link below to your own blog post for Boobday. And don’t forget to comment on everyone’s posts! This is all about spreading the love!
NOT my tits:
These things look dangerous
Hanging free and the last of summer’s tan. Have a beautiful weekend y’all :-)
This is a pic I took after finding about about a potential threesome. Yum!!! Happy boob day !
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