Celebrating Body Positivity with ModCloth

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Top and jeans c/o Modcloth

Loving your body isn’t always easy, is it? I preach body positivity a lot but do I always live it? Nope. It’s something I’ve struggled with for a long time (and I think I’ve mentioned it here before) and I will probably continue to struggle with it.

I’ve been working out regularly for almost two full years now. I’m WAY stronger than I was before I started but if you look at me…honestly, you can’t tell. And this is not a cry for compliments, just speaking the truth. I’m really strong, objectively I’m in better shape than I’ve ever been but walking down the street no one would ever think “wow I bet she works out, she looks super strong.” This irritates me to no end.

Some people are just naturally thin or naturally muscular. Honestly, I didn’t really pay attention to this until the last year or so. I always thought that the other girls and women who were super trim and “in shape” watched what they ate and worked out all the time. I thought I wasn’t as good as them. It lowered my self worth. Until I saw other bloggers talk about how they ate whatever they wanted and never worked  out…it was a total lightbulb moment for me. Their bodies are just built differently. And if you’re like me and you’ve always carried a bit of extra weight, it’s a really hard concept to grasp. It doesn’t seem fair. Because we are told that if we just work out and eat right, we can look like that too. But in reality, some people just look like that! It doesn’t make their bodies any more valuable than ours.

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I just wanted to share this to tell you that you’re not alone. Soooo many of us struggle with body image issues and it’s hard. Working out is changing who I am on the inside. I am gaining confidence. I sleep better. I have more stamina. I’m less anxious. The scale hasn’t really moved much and it’s something I have to be okay with. I should work out to be the best version of myself, not to have a body that looks like what society deems beautiful.

I am learning to love my body as it is RIGHT NOW and not what I think it *should* look like. I can be body positive all day long to other people, but treating my own body the same way is the challenge.

Body positivity is slowly becoming more “mainstream,” but ModCloth has been on the right track for quite some time. In addition to having super cute styles, one of the best things about ModCloth is they offer a full range of sizes (XXS-4XL) on their site. It’s one thing to claim to be body positive, it’s another to actually practice what you preach, and ModCloth does just that.

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This top was practically SCREAMING my name, I had to get it! The flowy peplum is so cute and comfortable and the scalloped collar is giving me major Wednesday Addams vibes. Last but not least….the embroidered skulls!!! As the self appointed Halloween Queen, it was a must have. I paired it with these fray jeans – something that has been on my list for quite some time. I was so stoked to see they fit like a glove! I was a little nervous about the sizing but the size chart on ModCloth’s website did not steer me wrong.

I guess what I’m trying to say is…love your body, babes. And if you’re looking for some new duds, shop at ModCloth.

xoxo
Valery

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2 thoughts on “Celebrating Body Positivity with ModCloth

  1. This blog post is everything for me. You already know how I feel about body positivity and owning it. We need more and more women like you to just talk about our truths when it comes to our bodies and appreciating them. They may not be perfect, but they are ours to love and take care of.

  2. You are beautiful, your hair is awesome and that outfit rocks. I’m writing through tears as I struggled with eating disorders for so many years. I was naturally thin but hated my looks. It was more about my overall appearance but controlling what I ate gave me a false sense of power. I’ve always had low self-esteem and cannot stand to even look at a photograph of myself. I have PTSD which comes along with clinical depression anxiety and other things as most people know. Because of my depression I’ve been inactive for over a year and gained about 15 lb. Having to buy a larger size clothes has been so hard for me and on the rare occasion I leave the house I always have three layers of shapewear. I know I’m rambling and I apologize but when I saw this pinned post on your Twitter page I thought the tweet was beautiful and I’m so happy that I clicked on the link to read this post. Hearing your words and your understanding really hit me. I keeps going back up to look at the photos and I think that you are better then any super skinny girls I see. Getting comfortable with your body can be so hard and take a long time and quite possibly always stick with you. However this post I just made me feel so happy and while I usually obsess about this…. I can’t find the right words I guess the first thing would be thank you I never would have imagined that one blog post could give me confidence and realize that I don’t look as overweight and ugly as I feel. If I can leave the house and look half as good as you do then I can see myself learning to accept the weight gain. Still trying to find the right words to convey what I’m feeling but I’m guessing that you completely understand. I hope you don’t mind if I steal your style LOL( I’ve already got the pink and lavender hair so at least I won’t be copying that. ) The tee shirt collaboration is amazing, I’m definitely going to save for one! Again, I’m sorry this is so long but my body image is always on my mind but right now I feel like a weight has been lifted and it will be baby steps but the next time I go out I’m going to try with confidence. Thank you.

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