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Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Just a short one tonight:

If you'd asked me 6 years ago if I had any body image distortions, I would have loved and told you I loved every bit of me, that I was confident and proud of my curves and happy to be me. I wasn't. That's just how it is. If I'd been curvy and healthy, it probably would have been a different story.

Today, I bought a bathing suit for the first time since I was 16. That is a very long time. I still wear board shorts with it but the point is that I am willing to wear a bathing suit and go out in public to participate in AquaFit classes. Sure, I was one of the youngest people in the class by at least 20 years, but what I liked was that there was a communal sense of body image doesn't matter. I've dreaded communal showers since the tender age of 13. And I can now proudly say that while I was not 100% comfortable, I did utilize them. It helped a lot that I had a friend there who didn't have a care in the world about it, but yeah, it was really empowering.
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BUBBALOOGA123 2/7/2014 6:39PM

    Way to go -- it's so liberating to feel carefree! I hope you enjoy your new swimsuit. There are so many cute styles out there for all body types.

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CERTHIA 2/6/2014 10:04AM

I attended an aqua-fit classes as part of my physical therapy when pregnant and had a similar experience. 12 women from various ages and sizes, from early twenties to late sixties and from underweight (just one) to very obese (perhaps half) showering together. There was a very including, non-judgemental, atmosphere in the locker room.

Good for you for sporting a swimsuit!

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    I was sure I'd come to read this and find out you're doing power poses in the shower. (Are you doing the power pose thing?)


I don't know if that will work, but there's info about the power posing idea there.

Yay for you, feeling better about the shower and the bathing suit.


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CHICA_BORICUA 2/4/2014 8:42AM


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