My Truths – Looking My Best

Those frantic moments when getting dressed up for a wedding, or function of some sort….Where nothing seems to fit exactly the way you want it to….Moments that make you feel inadequate, slightly too fat…Where your confidence falls slightly short. ..wishing that 5 kilos could just miraculously fall off your body!!

I admit to being that person at times. …A ball of anxiety that must inevitably face up to the skinny people. ..No way out…

I admit that I feel insecure, disappointed in this body that has let me down…that despite my best attempts, has stayed the same…

I admit to telling so many others that their beauty shines through the slightly extra kilos; and not believing it in myself…

When I search beyond the surface of my anxiety, I remember the best advice my father has ever given to me…when I was young and viewed the world through “Skinny eyes”….when discussing wardrobe malfunctions with my sisters as a teenager.

He said that that day I stepped out looking my best, and that every other person was wearing THEIR best; and that even though it didn’t meet my standard, someone else’s best should never be compared, judged, analysed, criticised.

I realise that my real fear is not in who I am, but rather in how others perceive me…That the next person has no idea of the effort I put into being healthy, the constant struggle to achieve my goals. That all they will see is “Fat Namu”…

Today I accept that despite what others may think of me, on this day I might not look THE best…but I have stepped out and I am looking MY best!!!!


                                     NAMU 🙂

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