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Friday, 28 February 2014

Love EVERY Body #3

Hi folks. The third assignment for Love EVERY Body focuses on our shoulders, arms and hands: 'This month's assignment is to talk about our shoulders, arms and hands. If you've ever had some kind of injury to an arm or hand which has prevented you from using it for a short time, you'll know for yourself that working arms and hands are a blessing, no matter what they look like. If you have the full use of both arms (and I'm not assuming you do) that's a bonus.'


I'm a little late in posting this, whoops! Anyway. I'll start by saying that I am blessed to have the full use of my shoulders, arms and hands; although I am occasionally bothered by RSI in my right shoulder, I can't complain really.


I don't really have any thoughts on my hands or shoulders, they're kind of just 'there'. Indifference I guess is the word I'm looking for. My arms on the other hand, well, two words...bingo wings. Yep, I know a lot of people have them, but I still hate mine. I would much rather my arms were fat and round than saggy; it's that horrible flappy lump of flesh that I can't stand. I have, however, made progress...I am now relatively comfortable with bare arms, most of the time. I don't feel that I need to cover them up or be ashamed of them, at least. So, whilst I certainly don't love my arms and don't think I could even say that I like them, they're...there.













































Image © James McCauley for Marisota/SCPR (Big Fat Betty [Me!] Modelling the AVA Collection | You can find links to the other bloggers taking part at the bottom of Leah's post here or search #LoveEVERYBody on Twitter.

8 comments:

  1. I'm right along with you on the bingo wings. But at least we're improving on our body image of them. Beautiful picture :)

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  2. Those trousers are amazing, I also hate my arms what can I say that's how I feel...but I t has never stopped wearing what I wanted xxx ps: congrats on modelling for m a risota how amazing

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    1. They're super comfy! I was gifted the outfit at the Marisota AVA launch :) likewise my opinion of my arms hasn't changed that much but I don't feel I need to cover them up any more. I didn't model for them hehe, this was taken at the launch, but thank you x

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  3. Yes, the bingo wings are a thing with me too. Despite a fair amount of self love (that sounds rude!) I'm still the girl boiling in a cardigan in summer. Maybe this year I'll start pushing out of that comfort zone.

    You look fantastic in that photo! x x

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    1. It does sound rude ;) hehe. I think that was possibly my 'breaking point', not wanting to be sweaty anymore! Thank you x

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  4. You look super in that photo, so beautiful.

    Forget the bingo wings, it's nothing to be ashamed of. It's just skin. People who judge are the ones who should be ashamed. And I don't notice anything in that photo anyway xx

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    1. Thank you :) you're right, it is just skin, and it's my skin so it's nobody else's business x

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