When I was 13 years old, I lost a bunch of weight and decided I was ready for one of those elusive, for-thin-girls-only articles of clothing: the crop top. So, I took the bus to Mariposa and found myself a white, high-neck, sleeveless number that I thought was incredibly sexy and cool. I wore it only once, but man was I hot that day ;-). Since then I just assumed crop tops were not in the cards for me, much like bikinis. You know the rest of the story….
Top – Forever 21 Skirt – Style & Co. via The Bay Shoes – Payless Bag – Michael Kors via Macy’s
Weirdly, now that I’m wearing fatkini’s, I’ve become less interested in one-piece swimsuits. I thought that fatkini’s wouldn’t be as comfortable, but I’m finding the opposite is true. I guess it makes sense – when you’re wet, the less clothes the better, comfort-wise. Nonetheless, I quite like this one piece I bought from Monif C., and enthusiastically applaud her gorgeous selection of plus-size swimwear: monifc.com
Cover up – J. Valdi via The Bay Swimsuit – Monif C. Beach Bag – Who knows?
I recently discovered the Body Positivity Yoga studio located in Maple Ridge, BC. It’s owned and operated by Lisa, who goes by the moniker The Fat Yogini! With a name like that, I HAD to go to her class, and I absolutely loved it. There are other teachers as well, and a number of great classes and workshops offered. Although I was attracted to the fat-positivity, the classes are for people of all shapes and sizes.
I can’t tell you how much I love my time there. Being in a fat-positive, body-positive space for yoga is so liberating and affirming that I truly feel like I am doing something great for both my body and soul. Physical health AND mental health. I’m all about that.