Hey Fly People!
Welp y'all here it is...
The submission I put off until last for Jasifer's Big Fat Summer Challenge
because it was the biggest challenge of them all!
(insert dramatic music here)
Here is my bikini...or is it? Scroll down for the funny part of my "bikini".
Pics taken on Myrtle Beach a couple of weeks ago when I was there for my family reunion.
It is funny because I knew how I wanted to reflect on doing this challenge and I literally just read a post from the fabulous Juanette expressing better than I probably would have, my exact feelings. Please, check it out.
Now I will say my that my self image has come a long way. I used to be an athlete. I ran track and was in tip top shape. Then I had babies, gained weight, and gone through a divorce. All of this was murder on my self esteem. I did not feel great about myself at all. But I will say that God is always good and all I have to do is remind myself that I am fearfully and wonderfully made! I praise God because he created me and his work is wonderful! Every lump, bump and dimple is who I am and I accept it.
Also...I have been blessed with a husband who loves me, flaws and all! After almost 10 years of being together he still looks at me like we just started dating and I am so appreciative to have him! Yes, a woman's self worth should not be because of a man and I so agree with that but it truly couldn't hurt a woman's esteem when she has a man who genuinely compliments her every chance he gets. Tony makes me feel good!
I learned so much about myself every time I put on something I thought I would never ever wear.
So to all the participants of this challenge, I shout you out because if you gained what I gained, you have done some real stepping out of comfort zones! Kudos to you all!
Jennifer thanks for doing this...you rock girl!
Now for the funny part of wearing this bikini. I got this swimsuit yearssss ago from Walmart. This has to be at least 5 or 6 years old. I was not one to buy swimsuits so I bought one just to have one.
I didn't own a bikini and as I mentioned before I was on a spending diet.
So I had to make it do what it do, baby.
Before all this, I was not trying to buy a bikini to wear it only one time...so I thought.
Hey ya gotta do what ya gotta do!