Chasing Dreams vs. Size One Jeans

It’s sad to me when I see beautiful women with the world in their hands practically chanting ‘thin, thin, thin’ as if that’s the motto. When did society get to decide your shape? And when did it become all you care about? What about your hopes & dreams? Imagine the life you can create for yourself if you simply put the energy focused on being thin towards your personal goals. I promise you’d catch yourself forgetting all about having the ‘perfect figure’ because people would be looking up to you as a person of success vs. you always looking down on yourself to check the number on the scale. That will come from hard work–it comes from being strong. 

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Ladies, I am young & many of you are as well. I just want you to know that you have the whole world in your hands! And someday, if it’s part of your journey (for many of you it already has been), you will be given the gift of motherhood. My main concern is this: how can we expect to teach our children self-love, respect, and proper care for their bodies when we are practicing habits that rebel against all of those things & more?

And to set the record straight, it is not just women who struggle with insecurities rooting from their physical appearance. Men have just as hard of a time although they might express it differently or not at all. So, this isn’t just for the ladies, this is for all of the handsome and capable men out there as well.

Put your dreams before your jeans. Stop telling yourself you can’t. Eat healthy, stay active, be positive and always stay focused on what really matters. Life is a balancing act & nobody is perfect. But if you can open your eyes to all of your potential and run with it I’m sure you’ll catch yourself having those rewarding “this is absolutely perfect” moments quite often. Once you control your mind you can conquer your body.

Don’t look back. You are amazing & you’re worth it. Go. 

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I love the simplicity of maxi skirts matched with denim. This is my favorite look right now especially for Spring. It’s easy, comfortable and not too done up. The only thing I might add for an evening look would be a pretty pink or coral lip like this or this. Women don’t need glitz and glamour all the time. Smile, be good to people, and the rest will take care of itself.

What’s your favorite look for this Spring?

 

Curves & All

‘Um… Skinny jeans anyone? Neva been worn, obviously. Woooowie. I aint nooo skinny white girl, as you can see. Heylurrr curves’ -Me on January 10, 2010

I’m going through all of my clothes I’m finding jeans I can’t even remember fitting into. So I’m putting them in the ‘Donate’ pile with a smile on my face. I want to get back to the accepting mindset I had in January when I posted this picture. I just want to remember that it’s not about what size you wear but how you wear it. I’m excited to say goodbye to size 0 and hello to whatever my curves feel best in. It’s not about being the skinniest girl, it’s about being the happiest girl. XOXO