Body confidence. It’s something I have in bucket loads, but trust me it wasn’t always that way. Oh sure people would say I’ve always ‘been confident’ but being ‘body confident’, well that took time.
These days I’m passionate about helping women get in touch with their inner goddess (we all have one) and achieving positive body confidence.
Body confidence to me is partly about letting go.
Letting go of all the negative internal dialogue and poor habits from the past. Let them go and then replace them with a positive internal dialogue bringing you ‘achievable positive daily change’ to create a life you love from the inside out.
It doesn’t happen overnight, but it will happen. Hey, isn’t that a shampoo ad? 🙂
We are all on our own journey, some of us are winning at having fabulous body confidence, some of us are creating change and some are just plain stuck. We are all at different stages, and that’s ok.
Recently I posted a pic of myself in a bikini and the ladies on the internet cheered. Kinda weird because I didn’t bring about world peace, but I get it. My photograph gave women everywhere of all ages, sizes and stages of life permission.
Permission to just bloody be themselves, even on the beach.
Then I had an idea! I grabbed three Adelaide bloggers and pitched a swimsuit shoot idea at them. We are all at different stages of life and different stages of our body confident journey so I figured the diversity would be relatable to more of you.
Three cheers for Caitlin from ‘Twist of Cait’, Beth from A’lmost Posh’ and Jazz from ‘Just Wingin It’ because all three were all in!
The lead up to the shoot was pretty cruisey for me, after all I’ve got my kit off a few times and I’m in a pretty sweet place with my own body confidence. However the lead up for the others in the girl squad was, well you need to head to their blogs to read their journey. (links at end of post)
Meanwhile check out these bloody brilliant shots. Yes we hired a photographer. No the images aren’t filtered or photoshopped.
Henley beach, you take my breath away very single time…
THIS! This is my favourite shot of the day. Four chicks owning it. #girlsquad
And this is what we say to any woman judging another…kiss my sweet ass! BOOM!
Meanwhile if you aren’t so body confident (yet) or just wanna cover your arse then check out this cute coverup tee. Available in three designs with longer length and quality cotton stub available now HERE.
What is it with woman judging other women? If you’re the judgey type, STOP! If you are on the internets make the effort to encourage other women and while you are at it when you post a pic use the hashtags #yourbodyconfidence and #cossieconfidence so we can all cheer you too.
Meanwhile if you need more confidence on the beach this summer here’s a few tips…
+Get a spray tan or try an ‘at home’ job.
+spoil yourself with a pedicure, shellac will last months .
+if lippy makes you feel better then wear it, even on the beach.
+invest in a quality cossie with power mesh panels and adjustable straps
+wear a rashie for sun protection and modesty.
+a sarong doubles as a skirt, dress or wrap .
+buy yourself special beach towel and beach bag.
+Try colour or print (or both) in your cossie.
+give less fucks! People aren’t staring so live your life now!
How’s your body confidence? Is it better than how it was 6 months ago? How do you think you will be in 6 months time?
Please take a few minutes to check out the other girls blog posts, Ta.
Til next time,
All cossies kindly gifted by the team at Curvy Swimwear
Find my zip front swimsuit HERE $99 sizes 10-22
Cover ups and sarongs available from Sequins and Sand
Check towel available from ADAIRS (current)
Beach bag available from Design Revival
Photos thanks to Jackie Reichstein and thanks also to her assistant Ben (even if he didn’t bring coffee) 🙂
Some items in this post were sent to me for editorial consideration in accordance with my disclosure policy.