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Body Positivity, Weight Loss, + Impromptu Photo Sesh

๐Ÿ’•Heyyy Budget Babes ๐Ÿ’•



SO yesterday I got out of my creative slump and decided to go out and enjoy the day in celebration of  the first day of Spring Break! I was lucky enough to rent a cannon from my university's library for the week so I'm super excited to FINALLY be able to vlog on the go instead of just around the house. Lit! Here's my favorite shot from yesterday:


    A friendly bystander actually took this shot for me. I LOVE it. I usually shy away from posting full body pics on social media because people can be so critical of others and it can really take a toll on your self image. Buuutttt....this romper had me feeling like a hippie peacock so it deserved some camera time ๐Ÿ˜‚

Shout out to Laysha for participating in my novice blogger antics: She's a baddie. You can follow her on IG for more fierceness HERE



A little about my weight loss "journey": 
       I've basically been on some sort of diet for as far back as I can remember. On the last day of school in 5th grade our teachers planned a park field-trip and I remember being so excited for free dress I spent a whole weekend shopping with my mom for the perfect outfit. I rocked a pair of dark denim shorts and a pink beaded tank. Ya girl was feelin' herself, mmkay? I also remember spending the majority of that day crying in the park bathrooms after being called a "ghetto hoochie" by a group of girls and having boys joke about how big my thighs were.  I remember feeling self-conscious about my body in a one piece at 10, after an older boy made a comment about my belly fat. In high school I failed gym because I refused to don a swimsuit and stopped going (the last half of the school year was swimming lessons).

I've drank exorbitant amounts of green tea

I've starved myself

I've tried the 3-day diet

I've tried Atkins

I tried yoga, workout DVDs, running, slim fast, nutrisystem, the lemonade diet, the grapefruit diet, the Mediterranean diet, intermittent fasting, hydroxycut, and a million other diet pills...

All before the age of 21.


Even at my lowest weight, I have always been an extreme pear shape (size 28 waist and size 46 hips) which to some may not seem like a problem but for me...it eliminates the possibility for me to wear things like shorts, miniskirts, or even dresses that are more than 2 3/4 inches from the knee (yes, I've measured) without looking provocative or worrying about being perceived as "skanky".

With that being said, wearing a romper that pretty much put my biggest insecurity on display was ballsy for me. Terrifying, even. But also....liberating. 

I think often times we spend too much time worrying about what people will say or think about our bodies when in actuality, I've never looked at another individual and obsessed over or spent time critiquing their body. Have you? Probably not. So today, I had a revelation. I said to myself, "Self," and my self said "huh?"

"PEOPLE AREN'T THINKING ABOUT YOU AS MUCH AS YOU THINK THEY ARE"

Wear the damn shorts and the camel toe inducing romper ๐Ÿ˜‚ Who cares? Not me. Not anymore.





Side note: This post is BODY POSITIVE. Meaning, the celebration of ALL bodies. So for your viewing pleasure, here are some bomb ass photos I took of Laysha (she's skinny but she'll kill me if I don't say she's slim "thick" lolol)



    Go girl! Witcho fine ass! <3

Till next time, guys!

XOXO-C

2 comments

  1. You gotta love your body the way it is, girl. I had a 30 day exercise challenge but couldn't keep to it =D .....it's not easy. Slay stylishly, whatever size you are <3
    Thanks for sharing :*

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    1. Thank you girl! You're so right! I feel like I went through a period where I was punishing my body for not looking the way I wanted it to look, instead of just loving it the way it is! Thanks for stopping by <3

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