If you find yourself getting down and feeling blue from the dreary days of Winter, I find the best remedy to fight seasonal depression is exercise. To vividly imagine Summer days, I love dropping into Bikram yoga a couple of times a week. I find the heat really helps fight off the chills and seeing everyone dressed for the beach makes the images of Summer that much easier to recall
Women shouldn’t have to choose between having a thriving career, or having children but that is exactly the choice women must make. This must watch documentary explains the deplorable conditions mothers deal with today and how having children will kill your career and even your health.
From my personal experience of having haters, people I’ve known my whole life, it’s simply feedback I’m doing so well. I dedicate this blog post to all the haters! Hopefully the haters read this and learn something ;)
Haters turned into motivators. Thanks to the haters for helping me find a great blog post idea :)
p.s. It’s not called Ego, it’s called Self-confidence!
I love to challenge myself so I learn to grow beyond my fears. My latest fear was to get my pictures taken but more sexy-inspired and less fitness-related. Fitness attire I am completely comfortable in as those Lulus are made to fit and camouflage my jiggly bits. After 2 kids, I have some jiggly bits Looking sexy in front of a female photographer was a whole new ball game for me and required me to push beyond my comfort zone…which would be happier to stay in my yoga pants.
I had to choose 3 looks and none of the looks required me to resemble anything like a mom of 2. It was so fun to find clothes that reflected a person who lived life with reckless abandon, a fantasy far from my reality. With wardrobe all set to go, I actually had to wear the barely there costumes and show up confident. There was no turning back.
While going through the process of becoming this sexy vixen in the boudoir, I learned a lot about myself…
1) I am not as confident as most people assume I would be. I think this “should” comes from the fact I have a career in the fitness industry so I “should” be more body confident. Even my photographer said she thought I’d be more confident due to my career in fitness. “Hello, look what I’m wearing and did I mention I’m a mom of 2″ ;)
2) I need to see myself as an individual outside the mom role, someone who is something other than PG all the time. Having an 8-year-old and 2-year-old really has changed the way I see myself. I definitely don’t view myself as a sexy vixen.
3) I need to remember to honor all the hard work it took to get to this place, a place where I feel confident enough to get outside my comfort zone and push myself to do something that was anything but easy.
I think all women should get Boudoir photos done for themselves, especially moms. Experiencing a day being someone free from one’s daily image, you get to experiment with different personas and what woman doesn’t like to play dress up Come on moms, get your sexy back in the boudoir!
I finally made it home to Vancouver, Canada! This city is the best in the summer I wanted to post to show how happy I am to be back in my city and I’ll be giving a real update soon. Have a great day.