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A relaxing weekend (and some realizations)

Sunday, September 22, 2013

I had such a relaxing weekend! My boyfriend had to go out of town for business and I got to go with him. We stayed at a nice hotel with a spa... I relaxed in the jacuzzi, got a massage and pampered myself all weekend! It was nice to get away from everything for a weekend. We had a great time. He didn't have to work all the time so we got to spend a lot of time together while we were there.

It was a nice change. Now I feel ready for a new week!

By the way, while at the spa, I went swimming and obviously I had to wear a bathing suit. This is something I usually dread (!!) but this time I decided to just enjoy my time there and accept myself as I am. Flaws and all! And while I was there I realized just how brainwashed we women often are: we are expected to look a certain way and if we don't, we should somehow feel bad about it and try our hardest to look like the women we see in the media. God forbid we should actually accept ourselves as we are! Not everyone can - or should be! - a Victoria's Secret model. I'm trying my hardest not to buy into all that but it's really difficult since we're always being bombarded with all these images everywhere we go. I think that as long as you're healthy and happy in your own skin, size really doesn't matter! We are all unique and we're not meant to look the same! I know I still have some weight to lose before I can feel 100 % comfortable about my weight but in the meantime, I'm going to love this body I'm in. I might not be a swimsuit model but I'm me, and that's enough!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JADOMB 10/16/2013 9:03PM

    and such a lovely body you have to love. Never forget that either.

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IUHRYTR 9/29/2013 9:24PM

    A fun weekend and a valuable self-insight, one we all would do well to adopt. -- Lou

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ZANNACHAN 9/23/2013 1:47PM

    Oh, that sounds like a truly lovely weekend! I'm so glad you had that chance.

And you are right--we are bombarded with messages and images telling us that we shouldn't be comfortable in our bodies. I'm trying really hard to live my life NOW, to feel good about myself and my body NOW, not 50 pounds from now... but sometimes it's really hard. But you know what, when I put on my swimsuit and go swimming, I'm often the only one in the pool who is ACTUALLY swimming. So what if I'm 15 years older and 50 pounds heavier than most of the other people hanging out around the pool? I'm the one doing laps. And I've realized that I like being the person who CAN swim those laps, even if I'm older and heavier than the others there.

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RYDERB 9/22/2013 10:30PM

    Sounds like a great weekend! emoticon on feeling comfortable in your own skin (and a bathing suit) emoticon

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DOVESEYES 9/22/2013 9:02PM

    It's great to get away. so true about the realization, who are these people who are so perfect they can tell us amazing individuals we don't stack up--cheek!!!

Go You
Thanks for sharing we all need to think about this and be ourselves.

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KING_SLAYER 9/22/2013 7:38PM

    Sounds like a good weekend! Congrats on the realizations, things like that can really change a person's outlook.

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JACKIE542 9/22/2013 6:44PM

    Very nice that you had a relaxing weekend. We are all individual nothing wrong with that. emoticon

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KRISZTA11 9/22/2013 4:28PM

    I'm glad you had such a lovely weekend, and great realizations too!

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TAYSMOM77642 9/22/2013 4:25PM

    Good for you! I'm glad you got to have a relaxing weekend you deserve it so much! How are things going with you and him?

Hooray for accepting our bodies as they are! That's an awesome yet difficult revelation and I'm happy that you were able to have that moment of clarity. Keep going on your journey and you will be be even happier with yourself.

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