Friday, April 20, 2012

insecurities



sweater: f21(old), tshirt: old navy, shorts: RL i cut off and folded, heels: old navy (old) 

so after editing these pictures and really not feeling too happy about my legs in those shorts this post somehow turned into a post on body issues. oh boy!

then i decided that i didn't really want to complain and whine so I deleted it all. now i'm left with no post at all but the realization that i need to stop criticizing my body and focus on the positive. above all else, i am healthy and i can do the things i want to do. i'm not perfect but comparing myself to others isn't going to change anything, so i'm trying hard to remind myself of that every day.

how do you deal with insecurities?


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11 comments:

  1. being healthy and able to do just any normal people can is already this wonderful gift God has given us. To have a wonderful family and relationship is just a blessing that for me is more than enough to be grateful for. physical insecurities will always be there but i think focusing on the "assets", whatever we like about our body is key! :-)

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  2. Okay, first of all I think your legs look completely hot in those shorts, so you are crazy for thinking otherwise.

    We will always have insecurities. they will come and go and it's just a fact of life. However, I have the least of them when I'm living an active and healthy lifestyle - not dieting, per se, but getting outside and moving a lot and eating lots of fruits and veggies. Yoga is a godsend that teaches me so much about my body and how far I can push it. When I'm doing these things I feel great about myself, whether I'm 120 pounds or 150 - I've been both weights and have been happy in both cases, though now I'm somewhere in the middle!

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  3. You look great in shorts! I am the same way though, I don't feel good in shorts and criticize myself worse than anyone...ugh!

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  4. Well said darling... and I think you're legs look smokin :)

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  5. Oh my goodness, if only my legs looked like yours that'd be awesome! : )

    My legs are my least favorite part of my body, due to one too many scars from being a clumsy child/teen..hmm, I'm still clumsy.

    Anyways, for the longest time I would avoid showing my legs, but since becoming a mother I realized I am so loved & accepted by my boys and my husband, so it's not as big of a deal anymore.

    And making healthy food choices for my body as opposed to making them for my "weight" is the way to go and helps me stay more balanced. -- Cause it sure is easy to get caught up in wanting to be pin thin. But I want to be healthy physically, emotionally, and spiritually so being moderate is what helps me.

    Also, my faith in the Lord helps me see the big picture; that we're so loved by our Creator & wanting to pass on that love & grace to others.

    Thanks for the post, you're beautiful!

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  6. Insecurites... not something I can escape from easily... but you know what DOES NOT help (and I say this because I FEEL great in my cut off jean shorts, then I look in the mirror and reality + my judgmental side ruin it all for me) the fact that everytime I check out pics with these sort of shorts or clothing that show off leg, I realize the girls modeling have legs that go on for miles and waaay too much skinny on them. I used to be SO skinny. It has taken me sooo long to honor the italian mamma in me. At 35 I finally have meat on my bones. I´m happy, my husband seems to be in Heaven, but I keep feeling emotionally deflated when I see pictures of my new found happiness. Have I been brainwashed????? Healthy is good. You look beautiful. Now we just have to believe it.
    xo
    clau
    http://handmadeconamor.blogspot.com

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  7. Well first of all you have amazing legs! I only wish I could wear shorts like that. :) But I completely understand. We all have insecurities about our bodies. Mine is mostly my stomach after having twins...it is hard to adjust to changes in our body. I think you look beautiful!

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  8. Oh girl, you don't have a dang thing to be insecure about! :)

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  9. I love that outfit! You look stunning, dear :)
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  10. Ah das kenn ich. Man wird entspannter mit der Zeit, aber verrückt ist es irgendwie trotzdem. Du hast echt keinen Grund dir Gedanken zu machen. Aber ich kann's verstehen - man ist ja von Vergleichen umgeben und von Hochglanzbildern...

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  11. I look at awesome, great, "pics I love" of...myself. And then I realize that I'm beautiful just the way I am.
    I look at myself in the mirror and for everything I point out that I hate/dislike, I say two things that I like/love about my body.

    Oh BTW...you look absolutely great!

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