Lets Talk Body Confidence...

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Hello m'loves, hope you're all well. 
I've been wanting to write up a post about 'body confidence' for a while now but haven't had the chance to really sit down on my laptop and just write - believe it or not my last two posts were written up and posted via my phone because working full-time drains me out! Today I've actually had a pretty chilled day at work hence why I am able to sit down and have some 'me time' (yes, writing lifestyle blog posts is me time in my books)


Let's start off with my own body confidence journey, and trust me it hasn't been a cup of tea.

 When I was in my teens I was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome which is very common in women, I was petrified at the time of course and still sometimes can get very caught up in the thought of it and the symptoms it comes with, one being weight gain. In year 10 I went from being a size 6/8 to a 12. I was so ashamed of my body, and honestly was shocked at how my body changed so fast, I wasn't eating anything different than the usual, my body just suddenly expanded and it was a very difficult time for me. I would wear clothes that are size 14 just so it would cover my stomach and not cling onto my body, bearing in mind at the time it was all abut wearing the nice fitted tee's with a pair of skinnys - but you wouldn't see me in any of that, I lost all my self confidence. I started to hate my body, every stretch mark made me feel sick and it got to the point where it made me feel heavily depressed.

Eventually with the support of friends and family I began to accept how my body was, and that it will always change as I grow older because of my medical condition. I did begin to eat some what healthier and joined the gym with my friend, although gym didn't last long I would walk a lot, and it definitely contributed towards me getting back into shape. Now I'm a happy size 8, sometimes can fit into 6 but either way I dropped stones and I'm SO proud of myself. 

I still have bad days were I feel like I'm not 'thin' enough to wear something that I'd really like to but everyday I'm fighting away these negative thoughts and continuously loving my curves, my stretch marks a.k.a tiger stripes. Before you say 'it's easier said than done' Yes I 100% agree, it's not always so easy to get into this high spirit of just loving yourself, it takes time and time can seem like forever but as long as you continue to show self love, walk with your head held high, and remind yourself when you get into a rut that 'life is too short to waste my time hating my body this way.'

Work on ways to get healthier, don't rush into dieting and hitting the gym every single day. Pace yourself there is no rush! As soon as you get yourself into a routine that suits your lifestyle and doesn't change anything else around you, then continue to work towards being healthier and happier.
 I've linked below a cosmopolitan post that will instantly uplift your mood, and remind you that you are beautiful no matter what size and shape you're in. 


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