I saw a pic of this intro to a show. Something about speed skating or wrestling or something lol called GLOW. There were a bunch of skinny girls in one piece swim suits and 2 normal sized girls in full-body suits, down to their ankles I think. My little heart just screamed NOOOO!
(at the risk of saying something totally politically incorrect, forgive me if needed!)
How many of you have looked at a normal sized lady, or someone ‘overweight’, and they weren’t covered up enough according to you, and you were like, “who wants to see THAT?” This type of thinking is totally media-driven. When have you EVER in ANY show or magazine seen a normal sized lady in a bikini? Without it being part of a joke or a horrible headline?
In my heart, I could feel this AHA! moment as I realized that some people DO want to see THAT. Normal sized people are attractive to guys too. They actually DO want to see that! Why do we need to hide our soft bits?
Not that we should be indecent mind you, I believe that our bodies are made to have soft bits saved for our special someone only in marriage. Our bodies are beautiful, special and unique. Every soft bit, every lean bit, every muscled bit, every curvy bit. Made by God, beautiful in His eyes. AND beautiful in the eyes of many men.
Last time we went to Hawaii, I brought my very decent 2 piece swim suit. Back then I was much thinner than I am now, but even then, I just didn’t like to show so much skin. I am SO glad a friend talked me into bringing my bikini that I stuck in the back of my drawer! Hawaii… nobody seems to care! I wanted as much skin to see the sun as decently possible. SO I brought my bikini with me again and wore it the whole time and loved it! And, I might add, my hubby loved it too 😀
I was 18 when a young man told me he did not understand why women were attracted to guys. They are rough, scratchy, hairy and hard. Girls on the other hand are soft, smooth and curvy. I had NO idea what he was talking about at the time. I thought he was pretty weird to be honest. lol! We were talking about how love is blind and how that girls have to be blind to love a man.
Well, that is not true. Neither gender has to be blind to love someone imperfect. My hubby told me I am beautiful and I didn’t believe him. Why? Because I have believed the lies of the media and the world. No more! Skinny is not the only beautiful. Us normal-sized folks are beautiful too. <3