I wanted to write this post for a couple of reasons, firstly because I just love my new bikini and wanted to show it off like I would with any normal outfit post, and secondly because I wanted to talk about body confidence.
We aren’t going abroad this year but as we have a couple of UK breaks planned I knew I needed some new swimwear. When we went to Butlins a few weeks ago I forgot my bikini and had to buy the most hideous swimsuit while we were there and I felt gross in it. I definitely didn’t want to feel like that again!
So I had a look on ASOS and fell in love with a bikini but my first thoughts were I can’t possibly wear that, I’ll look awful in it. But I then saw that they did the bottoms in a high waisted version which I was super happy about as I knew that they would be great for hiding my mum tum, so I decided to go for it and order them. I also ordered two tops, a low cut one as I just really liked it but again doubted I’d be brave enough to wear it, and also a crop top one which would cover me up a little more.
When it arrived and I tried it on I thought yes I look far from perfect but I love it, I’m keeping it and I’m going to feel confident in it! And I even decided to keep the more daring of the two tops.
Last weekend we were away at Sherwood Hideaway which had a hot tub, so I got the opportunity to wear my new bikini. I asked James to take some photos of me as I knew I wanted to write this post but didn’t know if I would be brave enough to actually go through with it, but here we are…
One of my boobs is bigger than the other, I have stretch marks, a mum tum, I am ghostly pale and never tan, I have thunder thighs, a huge bum and the worst cellulite. But so what? I’m not going to hide myself away because of all that, I am who I am and I’m going to embrace it.
Now I’m not saying that I’m completely happy with my body, in fact I’ve wrote about my body issues in the past. I go from feeling OK about myself to hating my body, and I recon most women feel the same. I’m still aiming to lose a little weight, more so to be healthy that any thing else.
I know I’ve waffled on a bit, but I guess my point is that it’s completely normal to have issue with your body and not be happy with it 100% of the times. But we have to learn to love ourselves, never ever be tempted to hide yourself away and cover up just because your body isn’t perfect.
Thanks for reading.