Strong post title right?
6 months ago I wouldn’t have been writing about beach confidence, in fact I’d be googling it and looking up tips for myself!
Since joining in with the Aussie Curves gals I’ve learnt a lot about myself and the relationship I have with my body. The main part being I’ve never really been nice to myself.
Like anyone I’ve fluctuated with my weight and health. It took a big nose dive when I started partying and eating too much and I’ve been trying to recover from that (with not a lot of success).
However before then, when I was in high school and college I never considered myself thin or pretty or anything like that.
About a year or so ago my bestie and I were looking at some old school pictures of when we were about 16-17. The first thing we said.. ‘Weren’t we skinny back then!?!?! What were we thinking calling ourselves fat?? Look how great we look!’
The people we were looking at in the photos didn’t mirror up to how we actually pictured ourselves back then.
Since then I’ve tried to create a better relationship with myself, if not for my attitude but for my mental health. I don’t want to constantly be consumed with thoughts of how fat or ugly I look. I actually want to enjoy life and take in the other things around me.
One of the things I want to enjoy more is the beach.
The Pool Boy is a beach lover. When we started dating we made about 6 trips to the coast in the first few months. Every time we went to the beach I was struck with fear about what to wear, who would be there, how I would look.. etc.
I phrase I’ve started seeing pop up is how to get a beach body.. All you need is a beach and your body.
How true is this?
Beach confidence is about getting over what you think you’re meant to look like at the beach. You look like you. You are at the beach. Just enjoy.
Screw the lumps and bumps, screw the bad thoughts. Just be at the beach, be comfortable and smile. Smile because of the sun, the sand and those killer waves.
Here’s my beach smile! I love this particular swim suit. I feel sexy, I feel comfortable and the boyfriend couldn’t keep his hands off me. Tick.
Swimdress = Swim Suits 4 All *gifted*
Cover Up – Swim Suits 4 All *gifted*