Meet Alycia and Her Inspiring story!!!!

I'm so excited to have Alycia here from {Crowley Party}today!!!!! She is G*O*R*G*E*O*U*S inside and out . I'm so glad I have gotten the opportunity to meet her and share her wonderful, positive outlook on life with you all!!!! I truly think you will enjoy Alycia and her blog a lot!!!! Hop on over there and say Hi!! 

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Hey everyone! My name is Alycia from Crowley Party.
I recently stumbled across Hanna's blog and loved reading about her weight loss journey, as I am sure all of you have enjoyed as well.
I loved it so much I wanted her to share it over at my blog, and since we decided to do a guest post, I have been wondering what I could write to you all, that falls within the same topic.
Every person, yes even men, have all had some insecurities about their bodies. It almost seems human nature to compare ourselves to others, and then we have society heavily bombarding us with images and ideas of what we are supposed to look like. Besides being as healthy as we can be (which we all know we could eat less cupcakes) at the end of the day, you CAN'T change your body!
 The only thing you can do, is change your attitude.
 
We have all heard the phrase, "You always want, what you can't have." How many of us have been in situations where we pin point areas of our body that we don't like, and then see that "ideal" part on someone else and say... "I would die to have your hair!" or "I would kill for her legs!" I know I am guilty of this. My biggest complaint about my body has always been my hips. Yup, my doctor actually refereed to them once as "birthing hips." I will never forget one day when I was hanging out with my one sister-in-law who was cutting the hair of my other sister-in-law (haha) and we were all doing the typical girl talk, and we somehow segwayed into talking about the things we didn't like about our bodies (a ritual girls have been doing for way too long) When my turn came up to self bash myself I stood up, you know to emphasize the point, and showed them how large my hips looked from the front angle and how much it bothered me. I was angry with how much bigger I thought they made me look. To my shock my sister-in-laws told me that they would love to have that shape, my hips, and bottom. I was so confused... how could my sister-in-law want MY butt.... I mean, I wanted HER butt, her butt was perfect! Yet she thought mine was.  This realization just hit home with me... there is beauty in all of us, and there are people out there who see that, so why not see it for ourselves?!
 (yes these are the jeans people!)
A lot of times women decide to focus on the things they do love about their bodies and not focus on the parts they don't. Let me tell you, I have tried that, and I decided that I didn't want to ignore it anymore... I wanted to just love ALL OF IT. For years I avoided clothing items that would extenuate my hips. I am the typical pear shape and no matter how much weight I loose, no matter how fit I am, my hips will always be dramatically wider then my waist. It is the way my BONES are shaped! You can't change your bones ladies, you just can't. So I did what good pears should do... you know, extenuate the waist, don't bring attention to the parts of the body you don't like. Well I agree it is good to dress for your body type, I found myself one day very sad. I decided I loved the trend of high waisted pants that have come back into fashion. However, these would indeed extenuate, even scream, LOOK AT MY HIPS! So of course this meant I couldn't get them.... but guess what? I decided not to care anymore, and not let my body dictate the fashions I like and want to wear... and so I bought them. I even bought them online with out trying them on, so this was going to be a big surprise to see how they looked. Well guess what folks? I love them! 
Yes, I still have those days where I am not in love with every part of my body, but it is a daily effort for all of us! I just remind myself that I am healthy and beautiful, and that someone out there would LOVE to have my hips! &I should too!
 
We are all unique and beautiful in our own ways, if we were all the same, it would be boring. God made you exactly how you should be, so STOP comparing your beauty to someone elses. It is like comparing apples and oranges, no pun intended :)






THANK YOU ALYCIA FOR YOUR BEAUTIFUL. INSPIRING POST!!!!
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8 comments:

Ashley Sisk said...

I've always been inspired by Alycia - and hips...seriously. Girl, you're gorgeous. Thanks for an inspiring post!

Summer said...

Love this post!! I've been reading your blog for a few months now & love your weight loss courage!

Melissa said...

Love this post! Thanks for sharing!

stephanie said...

what a lovely post! she is gorgeous and has lots of good things to say! : )

Melissa at Tall Blonde said...

Hi Hanna - stopping over to say hi! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog! Looking forward to following you :)

Liesl said...

I adore Alycia and am so glad you both did posts on each other because it lead me to your lovely blog! What an inspiring story you have as well and such great tips and advice! You are beautiful, inside and out!

Liesl :)

Mindee & Austin said...

Great post!! She is rockin those jeans and looks amazing!

Anastasia from Natbeesfashion said...

WE are ALL unique all we have to do is love our body!
x

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