Oh my god I'M IN A MOTHERFUCKING BIKINI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It's for this week's theme of 'Breaking the Rules' for Aussie Curves. Given that I never abide by any rules in everyday-wear, I took it to swimwear instead, where I'm normally far more comfortable in a one-piece. But why? I have no problem with my midriff: it is what it is, AND I THINK I LOOK DANG HOT!!!!!!
Well that's a big lie. I am very hung-up about putting this online but FUCK IT.
Whenever I see other women's bodies at the beach and the pool: of all shapes and sizes - I think they look fab - if its outside your own body and insecurities, everything's all fine! Because it's my own though I get all hung up.
Like I said it's not my tummy that bothers me anyway- so the difference between the one-piece that I'm used to and this bikini (while unfamiliar to me) is negligible. It's my thunder-thighs which piss me off as I feel they quite closely resemble PORRIDGE.
Back to my thighs though: there's no point hiding them in board-shorts. They may be handy for the beach but not when you're doing lap after lap at the pool: they drag you down.
When I feel particularly active, in addition to the family Sunday tradition, I also go after work a couple of times a week at the pools near Sydney CBD after work (Vic Park at Broadway is a fave). I am a terribly slow swimmer: if I don't have flippers on, I am the slowest in the slow lane. But I'm a strong swimmer in the sense that I could stay in the water for hours and you couldn't drown me if you put your foot on my head.
I love the water: Mum always called me a water-baby when I was growing up and it does make me happy splashing round in there!
I've never done a bikini before today: I only have the bikini top because being a swimmer, with a severe lack of swimsuits, I bought a bunch of them from Evans at their end of summer season sale. Suspecting that none would fit, I bought several in the varying sizes they had left hoping that one would fit.
Well, they ALL fit. I bought this bikini top for eight pounds, intending to use it under a swimsuit as a bra for support: which is something that is severely lacking in Aussie plus-size swimsuits. I had an old pair of bottoms from a tankini that had worn out at the top and voila! We have a bikini!
YES I KNOW THEY'RE MISMATCHED - THIS IS CLEARLY ALSO PART OF BREAKING THE RULES!!!
Anyhoo, hope you've enjoyed viewing my weird pudgy body and I hope it inspires you to get your own out there too! Because you've got nothing to be ashamed of: A girl's gotta swim!!!!
BREAK THE MOTHER-F*CKING RULESSSS DUUUUUUDEEEEEEE!!!!!!