I just wanted to share something with y'all that has recently come over me....confidence!
Not only has changing my lifestyle changed the way I eat, but it also has helped me accept myself and my body image. No, I'm not a Victoria's Secret model or some sort of skinny goddess, but I am ME.
It's so crazy to think that as I continue to carry on a healthy life style, I have been more confident in the way I look!
My whole life I have struggled with insecurities. Whether it was weight, how I dressed, or even what people thought of me. I lacked confidence. I always had (and sometimes still have) to have some sort of reassurance. I would compare myself to others constantly. Well, over the past couple of months I have been changing....changing my lifestyle, in fact. I wrote a post called "Up Close and Personal" which talks about my life before my journey of changing my lifestyle. If you haven't read it yet, you should! :)
But let's fast forward to now. How am I handling this lifestyle change?
After starting my blog, my best friend, Hannah, thought it would be a good idea to take some pictures of me for the blog. Okay. I was a little excited, but at the same time I was nervous! After we took the pictures, I was pretty pleased with the results! Once I posted them, I started receiving such uplifting and encouraging comments. I remember reading one comment stating how happy I looked. That's the thing.... Taking those pictures and seeing such kind words made me realize that I AM happy!
Recently, I had the owner and founder of Sideline Sass, Megan, contact me after reading my blog. I was told that I would be a good representation for her company, and had the opportunity to partner up with her. I was in shock! I had never modeled clothing, nor ever been asked to do such a thing! Let me tell you, I am so glad I did it. It's so amazing (and fun!) to embrace my achievements of my lifestyle change through clothing.
Changing my lifestyle has seriously been one of the best things I've done. A lifestyle change isn't just about eating healthy, it's about appreciating your body. It gives you confidence.
Below are some of the cute clothes that Sideline Sass has to offer:
|Top: "The 'Huddle Up' Top"|
Bottoms: "Uncle Jesse"
|Dress: "XoXo Dress"|
|Dress: "The 'Pom Pom' Dress"|
Necklace: "Flower Child Necklace- Mint"
|Top: "Light As A Feather"|
Bottoms: "Uncle Jesse"
Headband: "'Cowboy It Up' Necklace"
|Top: "Tangerine- Split Top" (There's an awesome opening in the back!)|
Bottoms: "Bow Tie Shorts"
|Top: "'Knot Your's, Mine' Top"|
Bottoms: "The Cabo Shorts"
To order these clothes or others, please check out their website: www.sidelinesass.com
I look forward to working more with Megan and Sideline Sass in the near future!
As for confidence, I hope that all of you feel confident in any sort of way. I would absolutely love to hear what makes you feel confident! You are beautiful and different than everyone else around you, be proud and embrace it!
As for changing your lifestyle, don't give up....I promise you, if you make small changes to your lifestyle in a positive way, you WILL be so thankful for doing so! And as always, I am here for you. I would love to help you get started in seeking a lifestyle change.
I love all of you! And thank you for being such a huge support!
P.S. I am happy to announce that I will also be teaming up with Confetti Cake Collection, Tiff's Boutique, and FabulousFinds, so keep a lookout for some of their cute clothing items on my blog and Instagram. :)