Ok, there is so much I want to talk about here. First, yes, these are indeed the most comfortable bras in the world. A bold statement, I know, but honestly this bra is what I have been searching for for years. No underwires, supportive, moisture wicking, and did I mention comfortable? And then there is the whole IT’S REVERSIBLE thing! Yup! Black on one side and nude on the other. Hello innovation!!!! And the underwear is fabulous too. Flattering, leak resistant, anti-odor, 4 way stretch, and again….comfortable! So, I guess you’re wanting to know just who makes them? This is the amazing Knix brand.
I have jumped on the Knix bandwagon big time. Not only are their products all the amazing things I said above, they are a company I can get behind too. Their customers are their product testers, models and inspiration. I LOVE that! So this is me going way outside my comfort zone for a couple of reasons. One, I’m a bit of a prude, and showing off any amount of skin just isn’t me. Two, I’m showing my tummy in these photos. My tummy! My “I’ve had three kids, including a set of twins, so I have loads of stretch marks and saggy skin, and there’s lots of extra squish, I don’t even recognize my belly button anymore, size 14, 38 year old” tummy!!!!! It’s possible I’ve just lost my damn mind, because as joyful as I look in these pics, I was second guessing myself the whole way and super nervous, even though it was my Husband on the other side of the camera.
As confident as I am most days, there are still times where I feel like a freak in this body. After all, I live in Vancouver. The land of skinny, vegan, “I ran to work”, “uh, I had nuts today, I need to get in an extra workout” (that’s an actual quote from a local blogger), I kayak on the weekends, carb hating, carrot loving, skinny is everything, Vancouver. Phew! That actually felt good to say out loud. I have felt this way since I moved here back in 2001. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love Vancouver. It’s my home and I honestly can’t imagine living anywhere else, but it has it’s standard that I have never measured up to. At some point I just said “fuck it” and stopped worrying about it, but that feeling can still creep in.
So, this is me. Absolutely imperfect, but learning that my imperfections make me who I am. My goal, is to use this little platform of mine to have a conversation with women and moms about showing themselves some love and making our bodies acceptable bodies. I can remember every time someone called me fat (usually in a weird way) but those words stay with me. I remember every time someone told me I have a pretty face, and it made me feel like that was a fat girl compliment. Why don’t you think my body is banging too? It’s done some pretty amazing things, so I’m going to give it an A:)
Thank you for reading and letting me share my thoughts and feelings. A BIG thank you to Knix who unintentionally challenged me to put myself out there by simply sending me a bra and underwear to try. Your message is a powerful one, and I’m happy I got to embrace this side of me.