My New Take on Body Image

As we grow, we learn… and life is full of lessons. Here’s my new take on body image.

Learning to love myself inside and out. I've realized who I am, what I do, and how I should feel accomplished: it's a whole new view on body image.

photos by: Violaine Fiset

Growing up, when it came to body image, I was pretty inconsistent. At times, I’d engage in great lifestyle practices: healthy eating, exercise, mindfulness, and more. But every once in a while, I’d have phases of discouragement. I’d let my insecurities get the best of me. It was a whirlwind of emotions with hardly any steadiness.

I’m ready for change.

Now that I’m a mama (and not to mention, quickly approaching my thirties), I’ve come to appreciate my body.

I carried my baby. I gave birth. I run around completing endless tasks and errands.

Learning to love myself inside and out. I've realized who I am, what I do, and how I should feel accomplished: it's a whole new view on body image.

Regardless of the fact that I recently entered parenthood – I am also my own person.

I am a woman that works, plays, and experiences life through eyes of curiosity. I like to travel. I thrived in college by staying focused, studious, and by participating in extracurricular activities. I had an amazing career as a retail manager. I’ve been given beautiful opportunities to share my passion for song and dance.

So yes: I’ve done so much and I have so much more to do.

So for body image: it’s taken time to appreciate myself, to take care of myself, and to give myself more credit.

When I was given the opportunity to do a boudoir photoshoot with the highly-talented Violaine Fiset, I was ecstatic. With a little nudge and sprinkling of encouragement, I said, “Heck, yeah!” I walked in excited but slightly nervous.

Learning to love myself inside and out. I've realized who I am, what I do, and how I should feel accomplished: it's a whole new view on body image. Learning to love myself inside and out. I've realized who I am, what I do, and how I should feel accomplished: it's a whole new view on body image.

I guess my take on body image has grown and shifted over the years. In my opinion, self-appreciation and healthy choices are the two leading factors in creating and maintaining a beautiful person (inside and out).

Check out more of Violaine’s work on her website, Facebook, and Instagram! You can also take a look at her specialized IG feed here.

Comments

  1. I think as we mature our body image becomes different. I have never been overly critical of my body but there are definitely things that I have always hated. As I’ve gotten older 10 hours I have learned to except some things about my body and other things I am working on. Either way or just I have a positive mental attitude about my body and how it looks.

  2. I think you look great! It is so important for us to learn to be happy in our own skin. I find as I get older I am gaining more confidence.

  3. It is so important to have healthy body image. Unfortunately it’s so hard. I like your new perspective of giving yourself credit.

  4. This is such a healthy outlook on body image. Our bodies change as we get older and carrying a baby and giving birth is no small feat.

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