Hope you all had a nice weekend! We are in the middle of a heat wave here so I spent as much time as I could inside with the AC blasting. We even turned down the hot tub to make it a cool tub for a bit of solace which helped a lot too and gave me the perfect opportunity to wear a swimsuit all weekend long.
Super hot weather always gets me thinking about swimming and then of course swimsuits, then ice cream sandwiches, back to swimsuits, and then my brain acting like a Bing commercial eventually finds its way to plus size women and the swimsuit conundrum. Unless you are new here (and in that case HI!!!!) you know that I am a total advocate for plus size swimwear, loving your body and even rocking a bikini or fatkini all summer long. I know how much I appreciate my love for my body, my love for a great fatkini and of course the fact that I am not afraid to rock one whenever it heats up but I worry sometimes about how awful it must be for other women who are afraid to get their swimsuit on and hit the pool, and that makes me a little sad.
I think back to the few summers I was one of those women who would sit poolside fully clothed sweating my ass off, while my itsy bitsy friends rocked their polka dot bikinis, jumped in the pool, had chicken fights on the back of good looking boys shoulders, and laid out in the sun tanning their toned tummies. I remember being miserable inside and out and wished that I could be one of those other girls who were able to take it off, bare it all and beat the heat. Well now I am one of those girls, i’m still not itsy bitsy, infact I am a fat woman with hips, cellulite, a muffin top and thighs that always touch. But even though I am all of those things I am now also a woman who is cannon balling into the pool, laying on the beach in a bikini and loving myself at the same time. Once I decided to stop hating my body, found an appreciation for each curvy pasty inch of me, my summers got wetter, my life got better and my relationship with myself became everything I ever wanted it to be.
Some of you may be thinking, easier said then done, but really wearing a fatkini (or even a one piece), as a plus size, curvy, voluptuous or just plain fat woman is pretty simple.
Get Fatkini, Wear Fatkini, Smile.
Confidence is half the battle and once you have decided that you love your body, love you life and love yourself then you are 90% of the way there. There will always be mean people who will try to beat you down, primarily because they are projecting their own body loathing on to you, or even just because they are assholes, but once you decide that their opinion doesn’t matter no one will be able to hurt you or change your glorious perception of yourself. So take the plunge this summer, take it off, bare it all and beat the heat, you wont be sorry!