Let’s talk about weight gain, shall we?
I recently went through my drawers of jeans and attempted to try on the ones I never wear anymore…
And well, let’s say it was finally time to purge them all.
I’m 50 years old and my body has changed through the years. My hips continue to get wider and the rest of my body has followed their lead. As I age, I continue to face the ongoing and often unconditional and uninvited result of weight gain.
I’m surprisingly okay with this development. Sure, I miss my slimmer more fit self- but I have learned the fine art of acceptance.
And most importantly, I’ve discovered what really matters along the way.
And it certainly isn’t my jean size.
I wrote a letter to those size six jeans, and I’d love you to read along, join in, be inspired to write your own letter to those clothes YOU have outgrown. And if you are still a svelte slim size, I celebrate YOUR body too.
We are all beautiful in our own unique design.
It’s not about the size. We women can spend years thinking it is- but as we age, we know better.
Sure, we want to stay healthy- but healthy doesn’t always mean size 6 now does it?
And if we spend our time and energy focused on fitting into those smaller clothes, and if we obsess about our weight gain-
We have lost the true meaning of fulfillment, the great magic of moments spent living our lives, instead of wishing we looked different.
I don’t want to waste a minute, do you?
I’m betting it will inspire you, empower you, and even make you giggle a little bit too.
Share it so other women can be reminded that weight gain doesn’t have to be awful. 🙂