Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Why is Body Acceptance So Important To Me and My Kids?

I have posted several blogs about my own struggles with body acceptance. I thought that being over weight was a punishment. I didn't deserve to own nice clothes or to even to look nice. I refused to take pictures. I had a hard time accepting my body.

I realized that it had made me selfish. I was depriving my kids of pictures of their mom because of my own struggles. I realized that my kids would never have any pictures of me because "I cared too much about how I looked". It was a wake up call to me. I want them to remember me regardless of what size I am.
I have to accept my body before I can truly take care of myself. I have to stop judging myself. I have to stop letting the negativity consume me.

I'm finally in a place where I feel good about myself. Naturally, I'll fall into my ruts, but I quickly remind myself not to go there. It's not a good place to be. 
When you're older and you look back at your life. You want to have these memories documented not only for yourself, but for your children. They love you unconditionally. They don't see your size. They see their mom. They see someone they love. Love your body. Accept it. Everything else will fall into place. 

Has your weight ever stopped you from taking pictures?



  1. Hi! I have really enjoyed reading through your blog! I nominated you for a Liebster award! Check out this post to learn about it:


    Can't wait to read more!

    1. Thank you Lyndsay! I'll definitely check it out!!!

  2. Wow...
    You have made me tear up...
    I have been struggling A LOT with my weight & my looks since I had my oldest son back in Dec 2011.
    I had 2 c-sections back to back & my body is not the same. I don't feel the same. And there are days when I don't even want to get out of bed or do anything.
    I refuse to dress up or even take a shower. Funny thing is: Most people think I'm just this peppy, always happy makeup gal that loves to put up selfies on her IG account...They know nothing about my daily struggle to see myself in a positive light.
    I always forget that my boys see me beautiful no matter how much I weigh or how ugly I feel...
    Thank you for the reminder. Really. THANK YOU.

    1. Awe! THANK YOU! I'm constantly reminding myself! It is a struggle and you're not alone! You're gorgeous no matter how much you weigh! Don't ever forget it!