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I’m so sick of ALWAYS trying to lose weight, y’all. I’ve been on this train since I was in high school. I kid you not. When I was 16 years old and 17 years old, I adopted unhealthy weight loss diets. In college, I dabbled with protein shakes, the campus gym and programs that I could never stick to.
By the time I graduated and started focusing on my career, I was finally in my ideal spot. I wasn’t skinny (which always the goal) but I was happy. I looked good. I felt good and more importantly, I was healthy.
And then Baby #1 came through. Baby #2 rolled in and as I type this with nothing but fruits and veggies swimming in my stomach because of this vegan cleanse that I’m on, I’m kinda over losing weight.
I’m SO over it.
I’m 225 lbs and while it’s more than I’d like it to be, doggone it, I’m sick of thinking about it and letting those numbers determine how I dress and where I go. No more, I say. It’s summertime. If I flip through a magazine right now, I doubt I’ll see a “beach body” that looks like mine. But guess what?
I don’t even care.
I’ll always make my health and fitness a priority but obsessing over numbers so much that they cripple me? No more, girl. I want to enjoy this summer with my family and it starts with being happy in my own freaking skin. And to celebrate this awakening?
….for the first time in yearssss, I got some brand new swimsuits. They haven’t come in yet so I’ve got my fingers crossed that they fit. One is a sexy little 2-piece that might have my back fat peeking through. It won’t hide any stretch marks or cellulite either.
I do care about keeping my skin nourished and moisturized all summer long, though. For that reason, I’ve been slathering up Vaseline Cocoa Radiant Lotion around my shoulders, back, legs and everywhere else, girlfriend. It’s not even summer yet but you have to start early with these kind of things, ya know? Radiant skin doesn’t happen overnight. Still – I find that when I invest in truly caring for my skin, within a month and some change, I’m laying on someone’s beach looking all goddess-like.
And okay, maybe you’re like “Whatever B, I don’t need to look like a goddess.” Even if you’re pretty simple in the skincare department, I love products that give me so much with little effort from me. And y’all know I can be on the lazy side at times (don’t be judging me – I’ve been tired for 5 years straight). You mean to tell me I can slather up this lotion and get my dose of 100% pure cocoa and shea butters aaaaand Vaseline petroleum jelly? It’s a big deal when you don’t have to use multiple products to get fabulous results.
B…shut up and tell me where to buy!
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Summer is coming, mamacita. I need you to rock your skinny, fluffy, slim, full figured self with pride this season, mkay?
Disclosure: Post sponsored by Mirum Shopper but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure.