You might notice that I’ve been posting a bit more lately- it’s summer and there’s just so much going on! I’m already wary of mid-August, when school starts up full-time again and I’ll be up to my ear lobes in nursing classes, clinicals, and microbiology.
But for now, we shall enjoy each other’s company, friends!
One blogger whose ‘company’ I enjoy quite a bit is Sally of Unbrave Girl. She started a movement, people. Normally, she writes about travel, but last week she decided to stop snarking on her body and start appreciating it, starting with displaying full-length photos of herself. Sally also challenged her readers and fellow bloggers to share their own photos: not the usual ones where we selectively crop and turn and leave out our least favorite parts, but photos showing our whole bodies.
But Christy, you’re thinking, you’ve shown us full-length photos of yourself before. How is this different?
I’m so glad you asked! One, it’s rare for me to post a full-length photo of myself. I’ve done it a couple of times, but when I have, I did it where I wearing long pants, or turned to the side. Two, I mentioned to Sally in her comments that I want to feel more comfortable in photos where I’m wearing my bathing suit. I love my bathing suit, but I don’t love my thighs, therefore I prefer shots from the waist-up.
Today, that changes, friends. I want to feel good in my body again, like I did a few years ago. I want to feel strong again, and like what I see when I look in the mirror. So, I went for a walk/jog this morning! (First time in a loooong time). I also want to start a regular work-out routine a few times a week.
And I am sharing some photos with you (courtesy of my talented hubby!), ending with my full-length bathing suit shot.
And just me, standing, in my bathing suit:
Thank you, Sally, for your inspiration.
Thank you, readers, for holding this space for me to be however silly and honest I want to be.