I think one of the toughest mountains to hurdle after having a baby, or in general for women is the dreaded bathing suit. Unfortunately for most, it is all but inevitable. After all, there’s an entire season dedicated to it and if that weren’t enough, it’s permitted to go away during the colder months strictly so you can wear one in another country (right??).
For me, swimsuits are not about hitting the beach. I do like to head to the beach but it’s not one of my favourite past-times. Not so much because I’m self-conscious about my body so much as the fact that there is only so much time I can sit still on the beach trying to tan my pasty skin before I get antsy and need to move around.
Yes, this is what I wear. Can ANYONE point me to one piece suits that fit long torso’s???
Nope…for me, swim suit season is now about a bathing suit, a pair of goggles and the open water in the pool. I haven’t been in about a year now. I’m itching to go and if the stars line up properly, TONIGHT is the night I head back and get schooled royally in the lap pool. I’m beyond excited to go. And after two kids, and lots of self-image issues, I’m happy to say that I’m not fretting at all about how I will look in my bathing suit. Not because I think I’ll look fab and not because I plan on wearing a sign that says “had baby 4 months ago, how good would YOU look!”. Nope, I’m not worrying about it because I don’t want some stupid piece of clothing preventing me from doing something that I enjoy. I used to be enslaved to such notions and after my experiences as a parent and as a women, I don’t see the need to fall victim to them any longer. So loose skin, cellulite and mum bum in tow, off, off, off to the pool I shall (hopefully) go!
Now that’s empowerment.
How do YOU feel about swimsuits. Are they a deterrent to you or simply an accessory that helps you accomplish a goal?