Positive body image or lack thereof

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I am preaching to the choir today. 

I have to be honest. I agreed to do this post because it just about the last thing I want to do. Like ever. It’s down there with stubbing my bare toe repeatedly on the pavement.

Dress up and have someone take full body shots of me?! No thank you.

But I decided to do it regardless of my poor body image issues. You see, I loathe the way my body looks now. I am the heaviest I have ever been and not at all happy about it. I need a haircut badly and I haven’t had my eyebrows groomed in like….a really long time. I could tell you a host of other imperfections that bring my spirits down at times.

So needless to say my body image after baby (ies) isn’t at an all time high.

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But I said, you know what? To heck with it.

I am proud of what my body has done. Not necessarily proud of the exact way it looks but proud nonetheless. I have been either pregnant or breastfeeding since November of 2011. 2011 ya’ll….with no break.

So I decided to give myself a little break.

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I also decided that I am worth a little more time and effort. My babies are at an age where they are sleeping consistently and I can have some time back for me. So why not get up before them and take a shower and get ready for the day? Put a little makeup on…earrings. Sometime besides sweats you know?

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I stopped breastfeeding in October. It was time. I needed to get myself back if that makes sense.So now I can exercise and workout without the fear and guilt of losing my milk production. I am ready to shed this baby (and breastfeeding) weight.

In a strange way I wanted to document myself as I am now to prove that I am proud. I am thankful for my health and the ability to incubate and nourish babies. It is something I never want to take for granted because I know not all have that ability.

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I was so thankful to have the opportunity to give Eshakti a try. They were so kind to let me pick an item to try and it lent itself perfectly to my mission of spending more time on myself and feeling good about what I wear.

I picked this chambray top immediately because I knew it would look good with leggings and boots! The amazing thing about Eshakti is that ALL of their clothes are customizeable with size and style. For example, I wanted this shirt. I could either choose from standard sizing (sz 0-36W) or I could enter my measurements and it would be custom made. I chose standard sizing based on the measurements provided and it fit great! But that’s not all. This shirt was originally normal length but I knew that I wanted it longer to cover my leggings so I chose tunic length and voila’ they made it longer. I also had the option of customizing the sleeves (short, elbow length..etc.) but I loved them the way they were!

Their prices are reasonable and your first customization is free! You can also get a $30 voucher by visiting their website and being a new customer! I would definitely recommend giving them a try!

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  • You look fantastic! I hope you feel great too, that is what is most important. Thanks for being so open. I am breastfeeding now, and I just feel so uncomfortable most of the time with my body. But it does help to take some time for myself and put myself together 🙂

  • Thank you Jenn! I know exactly how you feel. Good luck to you and thanks for stopping by

  • Your outfit is very cute! Eshakti really has some adorable styles. I hope all goes well for you getting into an exercise routine! Personally, I found that exercise (running/strength training for me) didn’t effect my milk supply at all. It’s really so different from person to person!

    The day really does feel better when I shower early in the day and even put a little make-up on. It’s funny how something so little can make such a difference 🙂
    Amy @ http://www.livinglifetruth.com/

  • Thank you for stopping by Amy! and thanks for the encouragement!