So, I’ve lost over a stone in weight since moving to the USA. Yeah, I’ve got a way to go but I’m pretty pleased with myself so far. I think it’s about time to start challenging my piss-poor self-esteem when it comes to body image.
A bit of background: I was a size and a half (is that even possible?) smaller and a World Champion athlete in high school and still refused to wear shorts or skirts above the knee because I was ‘too fat’.
I wore shorts. I even went in public for a split-second. I know; I’m pretty shocked, too.
The most amazing thing? I got whistled at, winked at. Nobody told me to cover my hideous self back up and the world didn’t implode.
In no way am I comfortable with the situation, and yeah, it’ll take a lot of gumption to do it again. Does anyone have any suggestions when it comes to challenging yourself and your self-confidence?
I would like to feel a little stronger, and definitely want to push myself.