I finally did it!!! For the first time since I was 23 or so I worked out without my shirt. After I put my body through five pregnancies and the 40 lbs I gained with each of them I was certain my stomach should stay hidden from view forever. Even after losing over 80 lbs I’ve been very self consciousness about it. Today was a big deal for me going to my hot yoga class and standing in the front row staring at the mirror for 80 min while I embraced and accepted the less-than-perfect reflection and made peace with it. I feel empowered, strong and very confident right now!
If you’re in the same boat I was – feeling like you’d really like to take that step and freely do a run or hot yoga workout without your shirt on – go for it! A good friend encouraged me to take the leap last week and I’m paying it forward by encouraging you to do the same! My only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner!