Let me tell you why this isn't just another picture of me in a bikini.
Today I pushed through one of my subconscious fears: I went on a beach walk in a bikini.
Maybe you're thinking, well duh, she's always in a bikini so naturally if she's walking on the beach it's in a bikini.
But there's the thing. I NEVER take beach walks in a bikini. I'm always wearing a dress or active wear. And today as I attempted to get back into my routine, I got ready for my beach walk and had a dress on.
I stopped and asked myself "why are you wearing a dress"
I thought about it for the first time and realized I was covering up because I didn't want people to see my body moving and jiggling in a bikini on my beach walks.
There. I said it.
And I owned up to it.
Then I said to myself "do you care what anyone else thinks of your body? Whether it's perfectly posed in a picture or moving freely in the open?"
No, self, I don't.
And so I popped upstairs and put this bikini on, swiped a little extra @megababe thigh saver chafe stick on my mermaid thighs, and walked for 2 miles.
And it was freeing. And glorious. And hot and sweaty. And Im ready to do it again tomorrow.
It's just like when I wore the skort to the gym. I realized no one cared, and neither did I, and my comfort was my priority- not whether or not my body offended someone.
There is always going to be new ways you can explore to take you outside your comfort zone.
There is always going to be things that you choose not to do out of fear of what others will think (either consciously or subconsciously)
You can work through fears by asking yourself these same questions:
Why am I doing this?
What am I afraid will happen?
What's the worst thing that can happen?
Even if that did happen, would I be okay?
Will I benefit from changing this?
Is my comfort and joy more important than others opinions?
And when you get through all those...you can move on with your life and do fun, new and exciting things.
Just do you babes!