Yup. You heard that right. I’m being blunt tonight. Don’t get your panties (pun intended) in a twist. I’m not turning nudist or going crazy. An NO I won’t be recording any Ask Roni videos in the buff so don’t even ask.
I don’t think I’m alone when I say I’ve been MORE then modest my entire life. I feared the locker room at gym class. I would never wear a bathing suit without a t-shirt. I don’t like low cut shirts or short skirts. I never took a bath without bubbles.
Anyone nodding with me yet?
I’m going to remove “Fat” and “Skinny” from this conversation because I’ve been both and I’ve felt the same way in either “state”. I truly believe this “modest feeling” has little or nothing to do with the number on the scale. I believe it runs deeper than that. Much deeper.
I’ve posted before about self-acceptance and how much I believe it must happen before you will ever fully succeed at any weight loss attempt. And I’m not lying when I said…
I literally looked in the mirror and said …
“Ok, Roni, that’s it. Look at you. This is YOU. And that’s okay. You are making changes to be a healthier, more active person. Your body will change in the process but you need to accept yourself now. It’s the only way.”
The little detail I omitted in that post what that I did that exercise totally naked. I realized I rarely looked at my body in the nude. It’s like I disconnected from it. I hid from it. Constantly worried about how I looked but never really looking. I was ashamed of my own body and I avoided it like the plague.
Avoided my own body! How ludicrous does that sound?!? But it’s totally true.
I’m not saying I’m “cured” of this and am now completely comfortable in my skin but I am making progress.
I spend more time naked.
Blunt enough for ya?
Again, I’m not going crazy and have no plans to visit a nudist beach anytime in the future but I truly believe spending time in your skin can be a baby step towards a healthier body image.
So when was the last time YOU were naked? An NO your morning shower doesn’t count.
Originally published on Roni’s Weigh