We are our own worst critic. Always. Especially women. TV and magazines, blah blah blah. Yes we know they don’t help. I wanted to get real with you. Many days I have a TERRIBLE body image, my outter-self image, so to speak. I’m overweight, I’m a grown ass adult and I still get zits (what’s up with that?), and .. well yeah. I have a lazy eye sometimes. That’s kind of annoying when I notice it in pictures. And did I mention that I’m overweight?

SO WHAT!?!?! I hit one of those mirrors recently where there’s a mirror behind you and you can see your back. Damn, my hair is pretty. And it got me to thinking . o O ( Can I spend a little more time focusing on what I do like about myself? ) Yes. Yes, I can. It is so important to find a few positive things about yourself and focus on those for a while. Then work on the things you don’t like, if you can. I mean after a nine pound child, can I ever have a perfect, flat, smooth stomach? Nope. Not without the help of surgery. But is there something I can do about it? Sure.

For those of you who don’t know, I’m going to be the Best Woman in a wedding in December. Right now, I’m not focused on losing weight. I already have my dress and it can’t be altered a whole lot. But I am working on being healthier, and that starts with the way I think about myself.

 My hair. It’s kind of awesome. If it weren’t my hair, I’d be pretty jealous ofme. I’m not saying you should think that my hair is amazing, all that really matters is I find something to love about my appearance. My hair is first. I love the natural waves. I love the color. I love the way the layers work with my face.

So that’s a good start, right? Let’s examine a little further. There’s got to be something more than just my hair. Oh duh. I, personally, think my dimples are cute. I inherited those from my dad, so they are also rather sentimental to me. I got what I wanted an awful lot as a child thanks to those dimples! Things might not be so different now. ;)

 

 

 

 

 

While we’re staring at my face, and please ignore the shiny skin. This is Keeping it Real, no make-up, nothing. Just me….. how about those eyes? They sure are dark! Not too bad looking. I can be pretty happy with my eyes. I like dark eyes (also from my dad). And I’d never want a nose-job. I have a good nose. Not too small, not too round, not too flat.

 

My next favorite asset would be my legs. For a girl my size (14-16), I have damn nice legs (I think, and that’s what we’re discussing here.

      

Okay… Please ignore the background. Please ignore that little dust bunny under my bed. What I see here are pretty muscular and toned legs. Not much for cellulite going on there, no cottage cheese, so to speak. I um.. didn’t take a picture of the unflattering part where my thighs rub together when I walk.. no. I didn’t do that because I’m focusing on what I like. I am not embarrassed to wear shorts in the summer.

Check me out. I have some assets. I’m not fishing for compliments. I already like these things about me. The question is: How about you? I want you to comment on this blog and tell me only something positive that you like about the way you look. I want you to promise me that if you can’t think of anything right now, you’ll spend a little time over the next week finding something to love when you look in the mirror. Promise?

A healthy body starts with a healthy mind. Oohhh I like that.

10 Comments

  1. Amanda Tatro
    6:36 pm on September 20th, 2011

    I love my eyes which are a very strange light brown/hazel color. They really pop when I wear any shade of purple which also compliments my unusual hair color. Reddish blondish brownish. :) I only hope my girls that are on the way inherit at least one of these qualities. :)

    By the way Ang, nice gams! :)

  2. Angela
    6:38 pm on September 20th, 2011

    Thanks!! I agree, you do have lovely eyes and hair!! And thanks, not just for the compliment, but also for contributing to my post today! I wanted to blog something that actually speaks to my friends. I think we can all relate in some form or fashion.

  3. Elizabeth Leppek
    7:59 pm on September 20th, 2011

    I like my legs, my hair and my “girls”. I am also starting to appreciate my arms too! I think right now there are more body parts that I like that I don’t like now. Does that come with age??

    You do have amazing legs!

  4. Angela
    8:08 pm on September 20th, 2011

    Maybe it does come with age, I have no idea. Interesting observation! And thanks for the legs comment. My husband like them. Wink, wink!

  5. Ashley Smith
    8:59 pm on September 20th, 2011

    I always hear I have a great smile.. so I guess I’ll go for that till I get some of this hormone weight off. I also really like my boobs :)

  6. Angela
    9:00 pm on September 20th, 2011

    Ashley, you never fail to make me laugh! I think you are in the .01% of women who are actually happy with her boobs!! Woot!

  7. Yay! I love my legs too! Muscular… and while my legs rub together like yours… we won’t talk about that. :) We’re even the same size! :-D I like my eyes, I like my button nose. I like my eyebrows. I like my lips.

    And I don’t like my boobs for the simple fact that one is noticeably bigger than the other and it BOTHERS me. I’ve always been obsessed about it. LOL I’m weird. The size is nice though. hahahaha

  8. Angela
    9:08 pm on September 20th, 2011

    You’re doing great, Monica! But nix that negativity, missy. I didn’t want to hear any of that. ;) We have so much in common, eh? :)

  9. Clarice
    9:11 pm on September 24th, 2011

    What do I like about myself? I’ll go with eyes & lips. And boobs. Of course, that’s probably because I’m breast feeding so I’m trying to “enjoy” them before they shrink. Haha!

  10. Angela
    9:37 pm on September 26th, 2011

    Thanks, Clarice! Yes, enjoy those boobs while you can!! You crack me up. :) I’ve always thought you had nice eyes and maybe have been a little envious of your full lips. Very lovely.