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I Felt Pretty

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I’ve never been known for my self-confidence. As I’ve gotten older, my skin has decided that now it wants to have the breakouts. It’s insane.

But today, I took some time and actually put on make-up, taking extra care on covering up the problem areas. I even filled in the brows.

Products I used:

It’s not the makeup though, that made me feel pretty. It was the confidence in myself, knowing I was doing it for myself, not because I had to.

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I Feel Good

Now that's a confidence booster.

I had to take some time off of working out. I really overdid it with my knee last weekend, and since then, it’s almost like having carpal tunnel in my knee. That’s how it felt. Straight, I’d have shooting pains up and down it, from my ankle to underneath my patella. When it’s bent, it was the tendons on the back of my knee. I guess I took WAY too many steps, and that’s what caused it.

But, I’m still seeing a major difference in the shape of myself. The above set of pictures shows it. The big one is how the world would see me. the top right is relaxed stomach. I can still see a little fluff but I can also see the definition that is starting. The bottom right is the sucked-in, the way I stand normally. The definition isn’t amazing and perfect, but there’s more there than when I was 90lbs before I got pregnant with Madison.

I actually weigh pretty close to what I started at (that lovely time of the month, so a lot of excess water weight), but I feel better than I usually do during that time. I’m amazed at how well things are going. So, while this week has been about recuperating with my knee, I’m excited to get back into it. I’m hoping, when we upgrade phones, that I’ll be able to go for runs and things while the kids are in school as well.

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I’m “Being Bodacious”

CitizenJane, of Confessions of a Middle-Aged Suburban Diva came up with this awesome idea: Being Bodacious. Straight from her blog on what it’s all about:

We’re going to spend time once a week Being Bodacious.
I’ll throw out a topic for discussion and exposition – something that will be thoughtful and insightful, a little funny (c’mon – it’s goofy me helming this after all) and completely constructive, celebratory and creative.
There will be a spot to share the link to your blog/your thoughts so we all can go check out your online home and… be supportive. See. Pretty nifty, huh…
So… onto our Bodacious Topic for the week.

This week’s topic is finishing the phrase: "One thing I love about my body is…"

So now I have to come up with the response.

If I have to be totally honest, there are a lot of things I love about my body.

  • I love my breasts. I know it sounds weird, but before I got pregnant, I had none. After Madi, I was up to a whole whopping “A-cup”. After Ethan, I was at a C, until my body got used to my IUD, and now I’m holding steady a “B-cup”.
  • With my current self-esteem levels, I constantly hate on my body as a whole. It doesn’t help that I’m currently wearing a pair of Size 9 jeans, when Josh and I started dating, I was wearing a size 5. That’s because of my hips. But, because of those hips, I’m getting a SHAPE. I used to be this toothpick kind of figure. Now? I have actual curves. You see it with or without clothes. My husband absolutely loves my shape now.
  • Besides not having the greatest of skin, I love my face. I have a nice, plump lower lip, that makes me look like I’m always pouting. I also have a pretty small nose. I have to cross my eyes to see it, and hard enough to make my head hurt :). I also love my eyes. Yeah, they like to get the eye boogers, but I love and adore the color. One day they could be bright blue, and another, almost a cadet blue. Or they could even be a grey-ish color. Totally awesome

Okay, I think I’m in a really good mood now. Just thinking of things you like about yourself really can improve your mood!! Try it!! Tell everyone what you love about your body!

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