Thinking back to a time when I dreaded the idea of being in a swim suit; from vacations to summer I always felt like I needed some quick fix to feel confident and comfortable. This is the first summer I haven’t done any of that and it feels so rewarding.
Although I now eat healthy and splurge when I want to - go to the gym when I want to without feeling guilty- I remember when it wasn’t always that simple. I would push my body from one extreme to the next, trying fad diets or spending countless hours at the gym trying to see results weeks or days before having to be in a swim suit.
It feels great to have control over my mind and body again. I’m blessed to be signed to agencies who embrace my curves, not asking me to either lose weight or gain weight to fit the market. Staying true to my “in between” has always been so important.
I know the mold that society has made women and young girls believe is the only standard of beauty we should adhere to - but there is so much more to all of us than what this mold can hold. I hope to shatter this standard and create one that showcases our uniqueness as beautiful- our minds, our hearts, our strength and our bodies as they are. Great things come when you begin to love yourself as you are 💫