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Me, a pin up girl

Sunday, February 05, 2012

I have always like the 1940s-1950s pin up girls. They had real bodies, they were flirtatious, there was a touch of burlesque, and they were sexy. I like them all from Rita Hayworth to Betty Grable to my all time favorite bad girl Betty Page. I even like the modern adaptations of the pin up who is tattooed. Anyway, I got an email today about a local photographer who specializes in pin up photography. My first thought was I wish I could do that. Then the voices in my head said I couldn't do that - I am too fat, I am not going to look anything like those ladies, etc. I closed the email and continued with my day. But the thought of doing that kind of photo shoot kept poking around in my head. I got to thinking that I could do it for my husband for a Christmas gift as he is a fan of the pin up girls too. I wasn't going to tell him....but I got honest with myself - while it may be a gift for him - this is for ME. I WANT TO BE A PIN UP GIRL.

So I told him what I want to do. He LOVES the idea and asked what more he can do to support me - (he is already super super supportive). I took a few moments and decided there was nothing more he could do...this is about me. I thanked him for his support and explained that it becomes more real when I start to talk about it out loud to others so I become accountable.

Later I spent a few minutes and started researching pin up clothing. I started with plus size and decided when it comes time to do this (shooting for October-November) I don't want to be a "plus size". I started looking at "normal" size clothing and found what is needed to be considered L-XL.

I have goals as far as my training and continuing the half marathons. I have started letting go of scale goals as they do not speak to what is going on with my body or fitness level. I now have a goal for a particular style of clothing and the measurements that are required to make it. I have a time goal.

By the end of 2012 I will be my own pin up girl - GO ME!
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  • MOM23JS
    LOVE this! I wish you could see the smile on my face as I read this tonight. You are going to be a GREAT pin up girl and remember to focus on how far you have come and not the road in front of you...always easier to count the miles down than to focus on how many left to go :D
    2196 days ago
    I am SOOOOO obsessed with pin-ups! I have 2 tattooed on my body. What a great motivator! Rock it! emoticon
    2209 days ago
    Heck ya! That is awesome!!!! You can do it. I think it is awesome you hubs is so supportive. Rock those pictures!
    2210 days ago
    What a cool idea. I love the confidence those women possess.
    2211 days ago
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