I love summer and the beach, but I am one of those people who wouldn’t be caught dead in a bathing suite.
I just don’t feel comfortable with people looking or staring at my body.
It just feels like they looking at all of my flaws and I know that if I am guilty of looking at other people then they are definitely guilty of looking at me LOL.
Over the years, I have really struggled a lot with my weight and this has affected me and my self confidence in a big way.
Today I am happy to say that since I have started working out, I started feeling myself again.
Just seeing my body change and take shape, has helped me looked at myself through new eyes. I have found myself again and it feels great.
And yes to all the haters out there, my body is not perfect and it will never be but to me a little progress is one step closer to where I want my body to be.
I have recently bought myself this sexy black knitted cover up at Foschini and when I put it on over my bathing suite I couldn’t believe how good I looked and felt in it.
I am not skinny, I am thick but I am still sexy. My thickness doesn’t take my sexiness away from me or define who I am as a person.
I have learned to start embracing my curvy body and its flaws and today I would like to encourage every woman to do the same.
Stay true to yourself.
Bathing Suite: Foschini
Knitted cover up: Foschini
Make up done by : Shannen Cacey-Lee Buys owner of #beautybyyshan
Photography done by: Radcliffe Roelse and Courtney Roelse of Roelse Events