Hello lovely boys and girls!
Maggie, here. I haven’t posted in awhile and after doing some shopping today I’ve actually come up with something to post. So here it is. Although I went shopping for dresses for some special occasions before graduation (its crazy to be graduating high school), I did peruse the lovely bathing suit section of the store I was in. No, I didn’t happen to try any on because of the mission I was there to accomplish but it got me thinking, “Oh my gosh. The summer is coming up and I’m actually going to be showing some skin.”
I got a little nervous when my mom commented that I go try one on but I avoided the suggestion at all costs. Although I love going to the beach and laying out most of the summer, I get anxious thinking about having to take off my shirt and show my pale stomach after months of hiding in sweaters and jackets.
But then I realize that unless you are Megan Fox or a Victoria’s Secret model you are probably just as uncomfortable as me. We all have our insecurities when it comes to showing a little more of our bodies than we are used to during those summer months. So as you start shopping for that new suit or new trunks just remember that if you like it, nothing else matters because you’ll be confident in it. Everyone else is going to have their insecurities when at the poolside or the beach. You aren’t the only one. We all get nervous from being vulnerable but it doesn’t mean that we should keep hiding.
So go out and get ready to make a splash (literally).
Sending you lots of love. You rock! xx
Love this! So true. xoxoxo
Submitted by Zoe
I just wanted to share something that happened to me the other day; I was in PE class (the British equivalent of gym, I think) and the teacher/coach was telling us how to use all the gym and weight-lifting equipment. She was talking about all the benefits of each exercise… Except she never once mentioned any health benefits, she only focused on weight loss and ‘getting the perfect body’, even using underweight celebrities as examples. To be honest, I found it sickening that she believed that the only way that we, as teenage girls, would be motivated and interested in doing exercise was if she told us to lose weight and be like the ‘perfect’ girls that are portrayed in the media. It made me so mad, because although she maybe didn’t mean harm by the comments and said them lightly, girls (and guys for that matter) should NEVER be made to feel they have to change for others. If people want to lose weight, they should do it for themselves and to benefit themselves, not because someone made them feel like they should, or because they think they’re not good enough. And I know everyone’s probably tired of hearing this, but everyone is beautiful, no matter what shape or size you are. Don ‘t let people tell you what to do with YOUR body, and don’t you dare let them convince you that you’re not good enough.