April 21, 2014

R E F A S H I O N: High Waisted Bikini.

GUYS. You do not know how hard it was for me to post pictures of me in a swimsuit on the internet. I debated a long while if I should even dare taking pictures of myself in said swimsuit. But after awhile, I just kept thinking about body image and how SO many women (myself included) deal with those evil thoughts in our minds dictating what we do. I'm not a size 0, I probably will never be a size 0 in my life again, but holy hell my body is such a gift!

I've struggled with how my body has looked for the past 2 years. From the age of 15 until I turned 20, I stayed the same weight. I was happy with my weight. I was glad that I had been able to keep the same weight for so long. But when I got married, I packed on some pounds and my self esteem went into the ground. I thought I was fat, disgusting, and ugly. Weight had NEVER been an issue for me. I ate whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted, and I never cared. But then something happened. I grew up. My body transformed and I got a woman's body. I went from having no boobs, no curves, and no hips, to being endowed with some knockers and a figure. It's taken me 2 years to finally say it, but I do love my body.

Sure these pictures are a little embarrassing and I can definitely see every single flaw that I have, but I just feel grateful that I have a body that God blessed me with. PLEASE fellow sisters, lady friends, and pals, stop hating the body that you've been given. We're all so beautiful in our own and special ways. And honestly, I truly believe that our worth is WAY more important than what we look like on the outside. So stop calling yourself fat. Stop saying, "I'll be happy when I lose 10 pounds."  Stop comparing your weight to your best friends. You are more than how many numbers show up on the scale. You have been given so many wonderful gifts and don't let your weight keep you away from being the best you. 

GAH! I'm scared to push publish. But I need this. And I hope one of you out there needs this too.

27 comments:

  1. You are way too cute!
    I love this

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  2. I needed this. I am so judgemental of my body. But I need to allow myself to do what I can to stay healthy and then be happy with what I'm given. You lookin GOOD, lady.

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  3. Ok, you are stunning and have a great body!! Thank you for posting these! I too have to post swim suit pics soon and am freaking out.
    Also- you're amazing! This suit transformation is fabulous!!

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  4. vavavoom! I think you look great!! you need to post more, I miss your blogging girl! Great job, I think a swimsuit refashion would be SO hard but you nailed it! Love the pattern mixing too!

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  5. you are amazing and i am so feeling the girl power! also i am so impressed you can sew a swimsuit! that looks crazy hard.

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  6. DAYUMMMMM. Girl, you're an inspiration for real. I've been needing to post this swimsuit review for ages but I have a hard time bringing myself to do it because, well, thighs. And hips. And butt. But this is the exact motivation I needed. Thanks for your honesty and your confidence. And for the record, I think you have a rockin' bod.

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  7. This turned out so good. And you look rockin.

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  8. you are so brave! and so cute! and so talented.

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  9. I love what you've done with these suits!
    And it's so crazy that you've posted about this subject because I have a post lined up for tomorrow about the same thing, and we have VERY similar thoughts. Whoa. Here's to growing up!

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  10. You look gorgeous and sexy little miss Kathy! Miss the heck out of you, only a couple weeks until we can pig out on junk food and working it off with laughing together. :) Camping this summer in our swimsuits?

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  11. Way cute! I was lucky that after having a baby my weight was the same. BUT I still can't button up pants a year later.. Bodies can change but loving it anyways is something to be proud of. I think you are braver than me though!

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  12. Way cute! I was lucky that after having a baby my weight was the same. BUT I still can't button up pants a year later.. Bodies can change but loving it anyways is something to be proud of. I think you are braver than me though!

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  13. I LOVE THIS! I needed this. It's so crazy how your body changes after a baby. It's different, but it's about accepting how your body has changed and the gift of our bodies! Good for you for recognizing (and sharing) that!

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  14. So cute!!! And I love how awesomely honest you are! You are beautiful Katherine!!!

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  15. ah wait! how did you do that to the swimsuits? can you post a tutorial or email me or something? haha i have a swimsuit that is so cute but it's a one piece and fits so strangely. i need to do this to it! lemme know!
    xoxo
    e
    some girl - a diary.

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  16. thanks for your encouragement.i totally need it!! and i totally amused by your diy bikini.can you post a tutorial for this? you're creative,girl!!

    xo josephine
    www.joselovincolors.com

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  17. First off , I love that you published this even with your reservations! What you said, God gave us bodies and that's a blessing in itself. Also, I am in LOVE with the combination. I would never trust myself to be able to do a swimsuit remodel so I think you have mad skills, woman!!
    Tessa

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  18. you are a VERY BRAVE woman to post in a swimsuit! :) But you are so right! I for one need to have more self confidence and be ok with the curves that i have! :) cute job on the swim suits! you are very talented and creative!

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  19. Hawt mama! Thanks for your encouraging words, and what a great bikini refashion! I love it!

    xo

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  20. You are beautiful! And what you did with thes swimsuits is just amazing :)

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  21. You are ROCKING that, girl! This is awesome!

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  22. You are just adorable!! Loved your courage here. WAY TO GO! You look beautiful. I so wish I could sew so I could refashion a swimming suit like this....

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  23. GAH! what a cute swimsuit and a beautiful woman, inside and out. Thanks for saying what needed to be said and what we all go through. Also you should post a tutorial for this swimsuit so that I can actually have a cute swimsuit this summer that will fit me well ;)

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  24. This is so amazing! And you look HOT! You are rocking this swim suit. I want to know how you made this.

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  25. This is awesome!! I really want to do this with a bathing suit. Do you have a pattern or something you followed or did you make it up? LOVE LOVE LOVE the pattern combo. You are Beautiful the way God made you! Thanks for the encouragement!

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