Women tend to be so very self-critical of themselves and I was a master at it. I got to the point where I stopped wearing makeup, dressing cute, and taking care of myself. I made myself invisible to the outside world.
It has taken me years to get to come to the realization that while I may never have a 20 year old's body, I am still an attractive woman.
I have, at last, begun taking care of me. I bought a few new clothes and accessories. I am trying new makeup techniques and style my hair. I give myself pedicures and spritz on perfume. And I have started a skin care routine.
No longer am I ripping myself to shreds with negative self talk. I am not beating myself up for not being a size 2. Instead I am drinking my water, eating a bit healthier, and am going to the gym when I can fit it in. I'm not going to put my life on hold until I lose weight.
The more I take care of myself, the better I feel. The better I feel, the more confidence I project. And that, my friends, is a very good thing!