Breaking Out the Bikini | Body Confidence

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Hey guys,

Okay so I am most definitely NOT built for the summer – I’m as pale as anything with really dark hair. Not the best combination –  you know that if you stay out in the sun for longer than ten minutes, you’ll burn & your legs need shaving every, like, two hours. My hair grew back with a vengeance after chemo & while that was great for my head, it wasn’t so great for the rest of me!

I’ve always been insecure about my body – after chemo, I went quite chubby & it took me a while to lose the extra couple of stone that I’d put on. Add that to the fact I had really dark hair growing back really thick & you can kinda see why I wasn’t the most confident kid on the block. This year, I started to work out more & get a little bit more toned (more on that in my next post!), waxed my legs with a Nair home waxing kit & just thought ‘what the hell!’ The scar on my leg always gets a few looks and I’ve got one on my chest & neck too from my Hickman line that people don’t always seem to notice. But with a bit of a tan (mainly fake!), it’s not really noticeable. I was going to wear an all in one swimsuit for my holiday because I’m always insecure about my hips but after a while, I thought I would just go for it & buy a bikini. I’m still working on my body but the way I see it, I may as well be happy in the body I’ve got because I’m lucky to still be here & feel the sun on my skin. Even with the scars, stretchmarks, wobbly bits etc etc.

So dig your bikinis out this summer ladies but don’t forget your factor 50!!

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Have confidence & don’t give a damn what anyone else thinks – it’s your body!

Allie x