I bought a full length mirror and sometimes I wonder why in the world I did such a thing to myself. I try on clothes and then look in the mirror where all I can see is my not so big legs, wide hips and my huge upper body. For some reason my biceps have always been big and my tummy is of course rather odd shaped due to having three children and my chest, well let’s just say I started off with a 36c but after three children and nursing they went up to a 38e which is just crazy. I wish I was one of those girls who nursed their child and ended up with smaller or back to their normal size chest. I hope to someday get a breast reduction as that is the only cosmetic surgery I would get, and really if my chest is causing me to have a slouch and killing my back is it deemed “cosmetic”?
Basically I have what I like to call “had a baby body” and usually you will find me saying I don’t like my “had a baby hips” while looking into the mirror at myself. Now when I look into my new full length mirror to see my full body I usually try not to focus on all the areas of my body that I like to call “trouble spots”. I would prefer to focus on my eyes, my smile and my legs, all of which I feel are the best part of my body. I love my eyes and my smile, most say I have a pretty face and I couldn’t agree with them more. I don’t wear make up on a daily basis and have a lot of freckles which I don’t care for but overall I am happy with my facial appearance.
I have found that if I want to have my head held up high and be proud all day I need to start my day off by looking in the mirror and seeing not what my body has turned into in a negative way but rather focus on the fact that I still get checked out by many which means I must be hot to most people. Also my husband thinks I am gorgeous, but I swear he’s just biased after being with me for five plus years! I have a had a baby body because I had three beautiful children who are my world and in order to go back in time to the high school, cheer leading body I used to have I would not be able to have my three munchkins.
Today I will tell myself I love my body, I love who I am and beauty is more than skin deep! Beauty is your personality to me and I hope it’s the same to you!
Have you looked in the mirror and told yourself you are beautiful today? I think you should, try it daily, you will be amazed at how good you feel if you truly believe you are beautiful no matter what anyone else says!