Being Plus-Sized is Ok!


Me in the gym on vacation! Dedication? Maybe 😛 

I have embraced that I will possibly be plus-sized for the rest of my life, or at least by society’s standards. I have been on this health kick for almost a year now, starting in June 2014 when I was cleared for activity after having my daughter.  It has definitely been a roller coaster, but after trial, error, quitting and just pure out frustration, I am on the fast track to dropping weight.  Now, I have really started to dig deep into what I would like my body to look like, and how I would feel.  I have come up with the conclusion that I love the way my body is shaped, and I would like to be more solid (muscle wise) and have a smaller midsection.  I have big hips and a big butt, and I actually love those two things about me.  I have somewhat of an hourglass figure, so I want to keep that. Because of this, I realize that I will always be considered a “plus-sized” girl.  And I have finally realized that I am ok with that!

Being plus-sized is merely just a classification of clothing.  Once you go over a size 12, you could be considered plus-sized.  I know that most of the plus-size fashion stores usually start at 12, even though if I can get down to a 12, I wouldn’t feel plus-sized, but hey…I don’t make the rules. Right now, I am currently flirting with an 18…and I feel that is mainly to compensate the stomach, hips and butt.  My goal before was to get down to a 12, or maybe even a 10.  Now, I just want to get down to a solid and comfortable 14, maybe even a 16.  I feel at a 14/16, I will still keep my beautiful hips and booty, while having a slim midsection and waist, and continue my bustiness up top, Lol.

What brought this on was a picture I saw posted on an Instagram page that I follow dedicated to fitness.  When I saw the picture, I immediately knew that her body was what I wanted my body to be.  Ii then realized that her hips were big and she had a big butt, but she looked great, and she probably doesn’t wear a size 10, but she is a healthy weight and her body looked amazing and that is what I want. I screenshot the picture and I put it in my “workout motivation” folder, so I can remember the goals I set for myself. I definitely feel great now that I am not working towards being super skinny.  I want to be, “slim-thick” (that’s what I believe they are calling it these days, lol). Plus I have always wanted an athletic tone and build to my body as well, so a few muscles definitely wouldn’t hurt J.

So, from here on out, I am on my way to slim-thickness! And if I am considered plus-sized, SO WHAT!!!!!

2 thoughts on “Being Plus-Sized is Ok!

  1. Hope Marie – I'm an aspiring writer who has a passion for all things health & fitness. Oh, yeah, I like that relationship mushy gushy stuff too! That used to be my specialty when I was the Op/Ed Editor at BCCC. But, life changed when I became the Health & Fitness Staff Writer for Temple's online magazine, Her Campus Temple. I've interned at Bucks County Courier Times, WBCB1490 AM Radio Station and currently, at Good Housekeeping Magazine. My dream you ask? To become a magazine writer. So, I'm bringing you into MY world as a writer. You may explore & read all of my articles. Feel free to email me--, message me on Facebook- - Hope Marie, follow me on Instagram-- hopeandlove89 and twitter-- hemakesitbetter. I would be happy to speak with you or hear feedback regarding my writing.! TTYL. XOXO.
    Hope Marie says:

    You go girl!

  2. irrationalliving – Irrational Living, LLC offers products and services to help people make drastic changes in their lives. Money, relationships, happiness, freedom...however you define success, I get it, and I want to help. We believe that living rationally, according to the status quo, is a waste of talent and time. We are humans, masters of everything around us. We communicate instantly with people around the world, we fly from country to country in hours, we move mountains, build skyscrapers, and travel through space. The people that created what we have today were humans too...they just lived a little more irrationally than the others.
    irrationalliving says:

    There’s great success in getting your body to look the way you want it, but there’s greater success in shunning stereotypes and societal ideals and realizing that your body already looks the way you want it. So congratulations! It’s harder to tame the mind than it is to tame the body, and you’ve done that 🙂

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