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Here I am on the patio of my home on Malibu Road — finally deciding to accept my body at my current size 🏡🏖️️
If you’ve read my story, you know that I got myself and my kids back to living on Malibu Beach after a very difficult decade that included divorce, bankruptcy, lonely times and a lot of hard work. 💔💳👩🏼💼
Some of my craziness that I haven’t shared yet is that I knew I wanted to really go after my blogging passion — to guide other women to find their own personal and financial freedom, but I was waiting until I lost weight to take photos and to really share who I am. Yep, it’s embarrassing to say that out loud because it sounds so crazy when I type out those words. 🤦🏼♀️
And all along, I’ve always had three powerful daughters who have been my biggest cheerleaders. And I’ve built my business so that we are living a comfortable life. And I do things that I love. And all along I’ve obsessed about my weight.
I’ve gained about 50 pounds in the last few years. Well, so what? When I was a girl, all I saw in magazines were super skinny women, and I have lived with the belief that my weight defines who I am. Now, thanks to a new crop of influencers and brands making a difference, I am inspired to accept who I am right now and stop putting off my “moment” for when I hit a number on the scale.
So, I’ve realized being body positive is just as important to a women’s success as is being fit. Body acceptance is helping me to reach my own goals — personal and financial — because I’m freeing up mental space that was taken up by body obsession.
What has helped you to accept yourself?