WHY, oh why do we get knocked down by rolls, jiggles, lines, marks, bumps?
We put so much weight to them. Let them have so much priority in our lives, when SO many other things are SO much more important. I’ve had stretch marks and cellulite ever since I went through puberty. I felt so much shame because that was only supposed to happen after you had a baby. But here I was, this big-boned girl with lumps and bumps and marks. It was just my genetics (plus the way I was being fed) and it was okay that I was that way. I thought I was unlovable!! I thought because of marks on my body and some extra fat, I wouldn’t ever be enough until I lost it all. This is something I’m still trying to erase from my brain today, 10 years later.
Let’s celebrate cellulite, stretch marks, that extra 5 pounds that won’t go away. Let’s thank them for being a part of our body party.
So raise your glasses…
- Here’s to the nights you ate a pint of ice cream cause it felt good.
- To the days you didn’t believe you could keep going, but you did.
- For the days you skipped the gym cause you had not even an ounce of energy left.
- To the moments you gave it your all and you accomplished amazing things.
- Here’s to the times you believed in yourself and stood up for what you felt was right.
- To the times when you just let your light freakin shine!
Your body has done all of this for you. It is strong and resilient and always there for you. So why are you treating her like she’s less than? To create change in how I feel about myself, I love doing are a full-body scrub, shaving my legs, and intentionally speaking kindly to myself when I look in the mirror.
And if I’m being honest…
I was feeling ashamed of my backside as I prepped to shoot tons of swimsuits in Mexico. I tried out this Anese “that booty tho” scrub before I left, and it made me feel a million times better about my imperfect peach. It’s not a shelf, it’s not lifted, there’s stretch marks and cellulite galore. But after trying this smoothing scrub, I felt like,
“hey, this my luscious booty. It’s imperfect and there’s a lot going on back there. And I ain’t ashamed of it.”
It erased my weird bumps that had been there for ages, and get this, even some of my cottage cheese cellulite disappeared. No seriously! I had read raving reviews about it online, and I was definitely skeptical, but it lives up to the hype. It smooths you like a baby’s bum, takes away your bumps and acne, diminishes stretch marks, and starts breaking down cellulite. (I promise this is not sponsored, nor was I gifted this scrub. I just wanted to share how amazing this is.) I had lost all hope that my butt was going to look anywhere cute ever. But this scrub is changing things for the better. Give it a try!
Self-care and a booty smoother in one product? I’m here for it. When we take care of ourselves and embrace our feminine bodies for the amazing things they are doing for us, life will be so much easier.
When I started accepting myself as I am, I felt a million pounds lighter and a heck of a lot happier.
I’m learning to be a rebel and love myself and take care of myself. Will you join me?
My swimsuit is from Lime Ricki.