Thursday, October 17, 2013
Sometimes, I give myself whiplash.
You read my blogs and probably think I'm bipolar or at the least have some serious body image issues, when really I just think I'm a hormonal woman.
Yesterday I went shopping for a dress to wear to a wedding. Not for my wedding dress. A friend is getting married this weekend, and I was looking for a nice new dress to wear, so I stopped by the store CATO after work.
If you have a CATO near you, I definitely suggest checking it out. I love it because it has a juniors, misses and plus size department so it has something for just about everyone. Well anyways, I was trying on dresses and fitting into sizes that I used to never be able to fit into and still thinking of how I could look better.
And I realized that no one is perfect. And anyone who is happy with their body is very lucky. I'm a size 12 in pants, and anywhere from a Small-Medium-8-10-12-14-16 depending on what type of dress you put me in. And that's just funny to me. I'm strange enough body type that I have that large of a range. And when I was looking in the mirror, I realized that just like I tell myself the number on the scale shouldn't really matter, the number on my clothes shouldn't either. If I feel good, can exercise regularly and feel healthy, feel pretty, then what else really matters?
I'm just going to be happy that I'm who I am. That I've come as far as I've come and hope to keep having success. But as for continuing to nitpick every time I lose or gain a few pounds, I just need to stop focusing on it. Eat right as much as I can and stay active. Think positively and speak positively about my body and myself.
I am Jan-Marie, and I am awesome. :)
And you, my friends, are awesome too.