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Friday, August 3, 2018

Body Confidence and Me

For years I’ve struggled with my weight and by struggled I mean I’ve not been happy with how big I am but not doing enough about it. Before I had my eldest(now 16) the average size of ‘the perfect woman’ was a size 10 so my 5’9” size 14 body was seen as fat....if only I could go back to that size 14 body.

Over the years I’ve crash dieted, yo-yo dieted, joined gyms, eaten out more, drunk more fizz and guess what....gained weight.
During the height of summer I wouldn’t leave the house without a cardigan or something covering my arms because of my ‘upside down biceps’ and I definitely couldn’t buy t-shirts because they would be too short and show off my Santa like tummy but the truth of the matter is, nobody cared. I was the only one bothered by my wobbly arms and round tum. Everyone else is too busy worrying about their own wobbly bits to have time to bother themselves with mine!

What I came to realise over the years was that it wasn’t so much what I wore it was always more about how I wore it. You see, those upside down biceps look amazing on a woman with confidence and that round tum is beautiful when worn with a smile. Confidence is beautiful!

I’m not saying that as long as you are happy then to hell with your health but what I am saying is that whilst you’re working on that journey to being the person you want to be, be happy with the person you are today.

So the next time you’re out and about and see an equally amazing woman, give her the nod and a smile. Let’s lift each other up because let’s face it, we all have our own hang ups.

Once you’ve found your groove the rest will fall into place.

Emma xoxo


  1. That's such a great outlook to have. I've started gaining weight again and don't feel great about it. But it also seems to matter less here in Portugal and none really bat's an eyelid at anyone which makes me feel a bit better x

  2. I have been a yoyo dieter too and went from size 10 to size 16 over the years. Now that I am older I am actually more confident with my body. Funny enough, when I was smaller, I was more complexed! I think we have to accept who we are.

  3. I definitely agree with you. I’ve battled with my weight all my life and am trying to get to the point now where I accept myself as I am but it’s hard when so much body shaming goes on in the media.

  4. Very well said, it is so important to lift each other up, and a smile has sometimes more power then words!

  5. I totally agree with this, confidence is hard to find but so beautiful and energising when you've found it, thank you for helping me remember this too.