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