Wednesday, 4 December 2013

AUSSIE CURVES - HEADWEAR

Maybe not what is expected but this week for the Aussie Curves theme of 'Headwear' I'm going less fashion focused and taking a more "lifestyle" spin (and a little dorky looking!).

Until this year I had not ridden a bike for over 10 years. I used to ride all the time as a kid and early teenager and to be honest I was pretty good too! But then I got body conscious and felt awkward and didn't know what to wear blah blah blah. I don't think I'm alone when I say this next thing. As a fat girl I feel like I can't exercise and I can't not. Make any sense? A lot of people's reaction to overweight people is to say "oh my god why don't you just exercise???". But then when you do there's plenty of disgusted stares and whispered comments. People don't want to see my ugly fat body so they want me to exercise and lose weight but they also don't want to see my ugly fat body exercising and (god forbid, just like anyone) sweat and get out of breath. So I suppose they'd really just rather I didn't exist at all. 

My response to the above? Small narrow minds don't actually have the ability to widen and therefore restrict their owners to their own detriment. And whose problem is that? Definitely not mine. Poor silly mean people. Now like I said I hadn't ridden for 10 years so I didn't always have this outlook. But this year, with increased confidence and great friendships (both at home and online) I've learnt that by hiding, being apologetic and hating myself I only hurt myself and I will never win in the eyes of silly mean people. So why the fuck bother?

So here I am in my riding gear and my dorky helmet doing whatever the hell I want to. 







Cardigan: American Apparel
T-shirt: Nique
Jeans: Thrifted
Sneakers: Vans
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6 comments:

  1. You ROCK. I fall in love with you a little bit more each week. YOU GO GIRL!

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  2. You look so happy with your bike & helmet. I've just started swimming again and I'm sure my thighs are the fattest in the pool - but who cares I say!

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  3. When I was younger and a hell of lot thinner I snickered at a very big girl walking in all her gear. My brother, who at the time was super fit, very spunky and popular told me off. "At least she is trying, don't knock her", he said. I mentally smacked my mean self and have never thought anything but good wishes to anyone giving exercise a crack, fat or thin. You look very cute, very happy and I want your bike. Enjoy!!

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  4. Cute! I'm hoping to get myself a bike this new year, I miss bike riding!

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  5. You are so cute and i love everything about this post!

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