It’s 1 a.m. and I am working late again. I just peeled myself away from my computer so I can go to the bathroom. I stopped to take a long hard look at myself in the bathroom mirror–apparently I haven’t done this in a while. Last time I truly checked I was a skinny sexy twenty something…but it’s been so long since I stopped to really assess my situation. The pictures that I see around the house are all that skinny sexy something, but staring back at me now is some overworked, tired, frumpy full-figured thirty something woman that I don’t recognize.
What happened to me?
Flashes of late nights and lost weekends to work, junk food in lonely hotel rooms and the overall lack of exercise and sunlight for seven years and I am now discovering that after I worked so hard to climb my way into the corporate marketing job I wanted, looking back now on all the things that I lost to get here, don’t want it anymore. Company laptop, company phone, company car, company expense account…the consequences of this lifestyle far outweighs any company perks.
Success in my career came at the sacrifice of my body, health and wellness, lost connections with friends and family, a growing and unfulfilled Pinterest page of travel destinations—most of all, it costed me my overall happiness. As I progressively got older and gained more weight–I began to take less pictures. I went through my wedding fat and embarrassed for my husband. It’s high time for a change.
In these pages sprawled out before you, lies the journey that I am on about how a full-figured woman decided to be brave and live a full, figured life.
Join me as I figure out how to be brave, build my own business while balancing the more than full-time corporate job, unapologetically eat, learn how to exercise, try to start a family, find beauty and peace in my own plus-sized skin, style my plus-sized body, heal and discover what healthy really means, reconnect with friends and family and begin to fulfill my travel aspirations.
There is no rule that says that a full-figured woman cannot live a full, fashionable and adventurous life!
She remembered who she was and the game changed. — Lalah Deliah