The bikini, do you wear it?
Something happened after I had kids. There was this bulge in my belly area that no matter how much I exercised it just wouldn't go away. As summers came and passed I found myself not owning any bikinis. I'm not sure why this happened. My (then) husband loved my body and told me I was sexy all the time. I knew how to dress to flatter my figure, so it's not like I was outwardly frumpy or not maintained. In my head though I became this frumpy person who didn't feel sexy anymore and I got to the point where I stayed almost fully clothed at the beach.
Then something snapped. I'm not trying to say I am a goddess by any stretch of the imagination, but I noticed guys flirting with me more. I noticed when I looked in the mirror that what I saw was pretty hot, even with the stretch marks and extra pounds in the middle. I've heard lots of women say when they hit their mid thirties they gain confidence and I can only think that this had something to do with it.
But here I am. Certainly not a tiny person and I WILL be buying a bikni this year. And you know what else? I will rock it.
Here's a great site, the Militant Baker. She has featured some beautiful, fuller sized women in bikinis. Don't blame me if you develop girl crushes! They are hotties.
or, and I don't know that I can pull this off: