I started blogging as an insecure, perpetually chubby 24 year old woman with a body image complex and a lofty goal to don my first bikini and on my 25th birthday– my Bikini Birthday— I did just that.
You can read a little more about my journey to this goal in these posts:
One of the most difficult parts of wearing a bikini wasn’t exercising and eating properly, but breaking out of my self-disparaging attitude. I may still have my moments of self-judgment, but my confidence in myself has come such a long way and the whole Bikini Birthday process taught me a lot about myself along the way. I learned to be confident in what I see in the mirror: strength, femininity, and beauty.
The Bikini Confidence Series is a kick-ass collection of guest posts from readers who share stories of their relationship with their body.
I started the series as a way to get inspiration from others so that I could gain the confidence to look in the mirror and remind myself that I am strong, brilliant, and beautiful.
Read the great stories posted in this series:
- Heather (HEAB)
- Nicole (Prevention, RD)
- Meghan Telpner (Making Love in the Kitchen)
- Kenzie (A Healthy Purpose)
- Jasmine (Eat, Move, Write)
- Gabriela (Une Vie Saine)
- Caitlin (Healthy Tipping Point)
- Super G (Me2Writes)
- Kate (Eat the Damn Cake)
- Maria (First in Education)
- Tina (Faith Fitness Fun)
- Jessica (Daly Authenticity)
And, of course, my own Bikini Birthday post