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!!!!!