So I don’t know if I have given you the whole spill about being a plus size kid but I’m going to fill you in.
I was born weighing 9 lbs, 10 oz (that’s pretty much what I would call a plus size baby, lol) and most of my years as a child I remember squeezing into my big cousins clothing (who at the time was maybe 15 or 16), and I was only about 9 or 10 years old. I’m estimating I could have clearly been younger than that.
My teenage years I remember shopping for my Easter dresses at Lane Bryant, which at the time was the old woman store) and wearing a size 16 in high school I was the biggest in my circle of peers.
In college, My weight skyrocketed to a 24 and this was my size pretty much until I made up my mind to live a healthy lifestyle.
Today, I am proud to say that I am a size 18 and I have never felt better about myself. I’m truly confident in my own skin, so when I received emails about self-esteem, I was very inspired to write this blog post.
Most of the time the way women love/view themselves is based on how the opposite sex responds to them. Women always feel better when the opposite sex thinks that they are attractive. Think about it our culture has become so superficial wanting to appear flawless to appeal to the opposite sex. However, what if the opposite sex does not think you are attractive? What if you do not get the ego boost and extra love from that male in your life? What if you are single with no male in your life? What do you do? Do you continue to wait for someone to think you are good enough? Let me answer that real quick, NO!
Self-confidence and self-love comes from within. “Self-esteem begins and end with you. The more you know about yourself, the less moved you’ll be by the opinions of others.” (B. Dilley)
So here are 3 tips to help you walk into 2017 with more confidence.
1.LEARN TO SAY GOOD THINGS TO YOUR BODY.
The words that we speak everyday shape our reality. So if we constantly talk about the things we hate about our bodies we will eventually hate our bodies. Think about this garbage belongs in a garbage can. You are not a garbage can so do not fill your mind up with trash about yourself.
2.YOU HAVE TALENTS AND YOU WERE CREATED WITH PURPOSE
God created you with beauty and purpose. God created only one you (that’s pretty awesome). No one has your DNA or fingerprint. You’re special. God created us to be purposeful. You have talents and someone needs you. Someone is waiting on you to inspire them. Follow your dreams.
3. STOP COMPARING YOURSELF
We have all been guilty of this. We compare our lives, homes, cars, business, kids, etc. Comparison traps are the recipe for failure. Comparison is the biggest liar that screams you will never be good enough. Comparison is a joy thief. Always remember that your story, your journey, and your process is unique to you.
Start changing the way you see yourself today and watch it work! Start saying positive things to yourself and watch it manifest.
I also hopped on the #blogmas train meaning that I will be posting a new post every week in December. Yay!!