I’m 47 years old, a mother of four and married to a man who thinks I’m beautiful! Life should be great. Yet, the nagging thoughts of those bumps, rolls and shall we call them ‘curves’ can cause me great personal pain.
As I look back on the photos of my 20’s I see my younger body, with the tight tummy, the tiny little breasts and the tighter butt. Now though through a combination of age, bad diet and lack of exercise I’m about 2x the size I was back then. I was a 5, now I’m a 10/12 in dress sizes.
There was a time I use to really beat myself up over my new curves. I stopped doing that, most days. Instead I see myself the way my family does, especially my husband.
He’s always adored this body, no matter how big those curves got. He mentions that I still have great hips with a waist curve he can’t get enough of. So for women out there that are looking into their mirrors and see only the negative, look again. Those curves are what make us women. They define our beauty. For every curve there is a reason for it being in just that right place.
So be proud, and never regret not having the straight body…because women let’s be honest even those girls have curves, they are just more subtle.