For years I connected body confidence to either being super skinny or ripped from extreme training programs to extreme diet putting my body through massive pressure. 

Four years ago my personal confidence and body confidence took an immense dip due to rejection.  I thought I wasn’t good enough, pretty enough to be loved and appreciated for who I am and how I looked. Due to this I lost a large amount of weight in a short amount of time.  Now I was feeling better and more confident so I started picking up weight again, more rejection took place and before I could stop it I gained so much weight and everything just spiralled out of control. My sugar level was out of control and no matter what I did I kept on putting on weight.  After some tests and medication we got this under control and actually just avoided diabetes. 

 Due to this I taught myself to follow a healthy life style without being too extreme………the 80% / 20% rule where you can still allow yourself to live and have fun. 

 Currently I am NOT the skinniest I have ever been but the happiest, and believe me I have some curves and bumps all over but I have realized that how I look does not define the person I am!  I have learnt how to feel happy and confident in my own skin and I want all woman out there to experience this and realize your value is not connected to how you look but how you make yourself feel. 

 I wanted to celebrate my body and give back!! A powerhouse of a friend and amazing photographer suggested that I do a boudoir shoot with her, I was terrified!!  But this was the best way to celebrate and love my body and show that by mere confidence in her will bring out the beauty I neglected to notice for years.

 Days leading to my shoot Simone prepped me and made me feel beautiful with messages and tips.  On the day I hesitate and thought I will not be able to go thought with this until she stepped in. She made this the easiest and best experience in my life by far. I felt beautiful every step of the way and I would recommend this to any women out there.  

 Ladies celebrate your body every day!! Fill your body with love, kindness and happiness. Surround yourself with same minded people daily. Your tribe defines your vibes. 

Being a woman is a privilege and treat yourself that way.