We have all seen her, we all know her, heck I've been her, I am her- the girl in her bathing suit who is trying to cover up or hide what she deems are her flaws. Everyone's idea of what is a the perfect beach body is different, and as many imperfections I can point out on myself with each time I wear my bathing suit this summer, I'm feeling more and more comfortable with my beach body. I have teamed up with some other awesome bloggers who are loving their beach body just as much and are not sorry for it.
I have always struggled with accepting my body, everything from stretch marks to post acne dark spots have always been an issue for me. Ugh and let's not get started on my days prior to laser hair removal dealing with bikini razor burn/bumps or my mommy pooch even when I wasn't a mommy! But guess what? Summer is too short to sit around in your cover up watching the beautiful warm days go by.
One of my biggest moments of body acceptance has come with motherhood, sitting embarrassed and self conscious about my body does nothing for my children, especially my daughter whom I indirectly influence every moment of her life. My children do not care that mami is feeling insecure because her skin isn't flawless or that she has not been able to lose those 20 lbs that haunt her every other 6 months.
I've had to step out of my feelings and be a mom to my kids. I want to get out from under the umbrella and in the water to teach my kids how to swim, I want to climb up steps of the water slide to encourage my daughter to be brave and take that leap of adventure. I want to build sand castles and jump the waves of the ocean and simply enjoy life, enjoy my children, not just the summer.
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