Happy Monday!! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! My family spent the entire weekend outside. We rode bikes, played ball, dug for worms ( I watched from a distance), dug a hole to China and did crafts. It was just too beautiful to be outside. It was hot, but there was a nice breeze.
So today's post stems from an article I just read in the latest issue of Fitness Magazine. One of the girl's was asked to take a naked yoga class, for her story. The editor chose her, because she knew she was the least likely to ever take one. SO....could you take a naked yoga class???? My answer, HELL TO THE NO!!! There is no flipping way! Ummm...I do not need my lady parts twisting and turning in someone's face. Oh and this was a co-ed class. PLUS....people tend to let farts sneak out in yoga. I don't need that happening either! My instant answer of no, made me think about this, " Am I comfortable being naked". I thought a lot about it. I even got naked and stood in the mirror, for a bit. I was like, hmmm....not bad, I guess. I mean I am 41 and have had 2 kids and lost a ton of weight.
Next step, I took a picture of myself naked (I did have on a pair of string bikini undies). Oh yes, I sure did! It took a lot of courage for me to do this. See I NEVER EVER go naked. I have never been one to sleep nude or walk in front of my hubby nude. I cant even undress in front of my sisters or mom. I will stand there holding my boobs in my hands, or turn my back to them. I remember being at a spa in NYC one day and all these women were just dropping trou, right there! OMG I was like where do I look???? This woman was talking to me NAKED!! I guess since I am not comfortable with myself being naked, I am also not comfortable with others being naked, around me. It all stems from that lovely thing called body dysmorphic disorder. I totally have this. Yeah, pretty messed up, I know. But....what I see in the mirror is NEVER what I see when I am looking at an actual picture.
Ok back to me being naked...I was SHOCKED at what I saw. I was actually surprised that I was OK with what I saw. First off, my boobs don't actually hang as LOW as I thought they did. I mean they were pretty normal looking actually. Next thing, my butt and thighs didn't have near as much cellulite as I think they do. And the loose skin, wasn't THAT bad. I made a point, to focus on things that I actually "liked". I told myself, I was NOT going to focus on anything I found not so likable. So I wonder, does anyone else see one thing in the mirror and another in pics???? Is this just a female thing, or do guys have the same issues. Have any of you taken a naked selfie, to see how you "really" look??? Watch I am the only one that has...lol! You all are going to label me the "picture perv" from now on! And in case you are wondering, I did NOT send the picture to my hubby! I immediately hit delete photo. And yes, I know, nothing deleted, is ever truly deleted. So me and my birthday suit are somewhere out there is cyber space! If you do have negative body issues, I suggest you do this, and ONLY focus on what you think looks pretty ok. It was very therapeutic for me. I mean I am not going to start working out nude or join a gym, so I can undress in front of people, BUT...I might just stroll through the living room naked, after the kids are in bed. My husband will most likely wonder who the hell the naked lady is, in our living room! This will be due to the fact that I will run through so fast, he won't get a chance to I.D. me!!