At The Poolside

At The Poolside

When I started blogging, I would look at magazines, blogs or ads… I always saw photos of tall-skinny young woman and I would get frustrated when I edit my photos and I looked as if I was 3 months pregnant. I often would compare myself to them and it made me feel inadequate.  This feeling of inadequacy made me want to change my diet and also exercise more.  I have lost some inches around my waist and I do no longer look pregnant like the old photos when I first started blogging. 

This journey has taught me to love myself and to make some changes to my diet and add exercise like swimming, walking and spin class.  With the realization that I will never be 5’10” or skinny like the other bloggers or models and to stop comparing myself to other women. For the first time I felt liberated! 

Being a Latina woman ( 5’1” of height and 34D bra size and hips for my petite size).  I woke up and thank GOD for creating me.  I had to tell myself in the mirror, “YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!” and come to the realization that I will never be tall or skinny.  I had to accept myself and for once I am happy with the way I look.

This blog post is dedicated to any young woman or girl that feels ugly, inadequate or just not all that great.  I suggest that you make some healthy changes like eating better, exercise and change your mindset of how you view yourself.  If you decide to make these changes into your lifestyle, you will feel healthy, and it will be easier to accept and love yourself.

The bible states the following on loving yourself:

“Whoever gets sense loves his own soul; he who keeps understanding will discover good.” Proverbs 19:8

“You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you.” Song of Solomon 4:7

XOXO,
Blue Lilly Pad

Inspired shoots by both Krystal Bick and Lydia Hudgens.

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