Friday, September 21, 2018

Loving Your Body Even When You Don't Love How You Look

body image, body positivity, flywheel, workout gear, short curly hair
body image, body positivity, flywheel, workout gear, short curly hair
body image, body positivity, flywheel, workout gear, short curly hair
body image, body positivity, flywheel, workout gear, short curly hair
body image, body positivity, flywheel, workout gear, short curly hair
 body image, body positivity, flywheel, workout gear, short curly hair
body image, body positivity, flywheel, workout gear, short curly hair
body image, body positivity, flywheel, workout gear, short curly hair


If I'm being totally transparent, this was a tough post to put up. With a birthday in the rearview mirror, the lack of working out as strict as I did when I worked full time (I did it for the stress!), and a new found love for indulging in sour gummy bears assisted in a not-so-summer body, this summer. While I love a good matching workout set, this adorable, albeit unflattering suit gives me so much pause -- do I share the real photos of a girl not comfortable in her second-skin, or in this case her chic Flywheel separates or do I pick the most flattering pictures and not discuss the elephant in the room? 

Today, I'd like to think I'm doing a little bit of both. As uncomfortable as I am sharing images of me that I don't fully love, it's a refreshing change of pace for a blogger to talk about the things that we try to shy away from, and for me as a workout obsessed gal, it's sharing images of a less-than-perfect Carlina, if you will. We all have our unglamorous moments, most of us don't share them with the world as openly as bloggers/content creators or influencers do, and I think that is what makes them so sought after- but also it's one of the things leave a person vulnerable to personal attacks and unwarranted comments.  I had a mini panic moment with both my photographer, who said I looked great, and my husband, who also said I looked great. More importantly, he told me, everyone, when placed on a stool, hunched over and wearing an extremely tight set of spandex will most likely also produce similar curves. Yes, he is the best! So here I am muffin top, extra curves and all, take it as you will. For me, it's extra motivation to be kinder to my body whatever that means.

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Photography by Jane Kim

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