A few weeks ago I posted about my experience doing a photo shoot with Sachel Samone Photography. I remember going to the store looking for a dress, I knew I wanted something that really looked cute and complimented me. I always have luck with Macy’s dress department so that’s where I went, picked out several dresses and got the one I thought I looked best in. When the pics first came in I began to tear myself apart, “Oh my butt looks huge!” I tell you, I scrutinized every single picture! Amazingly, everyone I showed it to loved it and when I finally looked at my pictures with better vision, I began to fall in love with myself all over again.
For many years, I’ve tried to lose the same 15-20 pounds I gained while in college and often it was for something. Such as oh my birthday is coming up or I’m going on vacation etc. However, at this stage in my life I’ve learned to love and accept my body for what it is now and work on what I can. (Which is that 15-20 pounds.) The great thing about being able to accept yourself is that from that point on when you do work on yourself you’re always doing it for the right reasons. And not only that the ‘happy’ you have on the inside excudes externally as well. How does this tie into wedding planning you ask? Well, I can only imagine as a bride to be trying on dresses and feeling uncomfortable in your skin. This is the best time in your life and often we take those best times for granted by beating ourselves up. So whether you are a bride to be, bridesmaid or just regular ole woman going through life don’t be so hard on yourself. Focus on what’s GREAT about you and take it from there. It’ll make the journey through life a whole lot easier and better, trust me.