As I stand in front of the full length mirror all kinds of negative thoughts go through my mind. Since having my daughter I have gained more weight than I am I willing admit, my stomach is no longer flat, my legs are not lean and toned and my arm fat jiggles when I wave. My hair is a mess since I haven’t had time to fix it in days, and my clothes don’t fit the way I hoped they would when I bought them. It’s enough to make me want to craw back into my bed and live in my pajamas.
Ever since my daughter reached the age of repeating the things I say I have been very conscious about the negative comments I make about myself out loud….but that doesn’t stop the thoughts in my head. How many times have YOU done this same thing? No matter your age, size, ethnicity, etc. we all have insecurities. We all beat ourselves up for no reason.
A photographer friend of mine, Erin Blackwell, has created the 28 Days to Gorgeous Challenge for women like me and you. Each day you will receive an e-mail from Erin with the day’s challenge. You have the entire day to fulfill the challenge and post on her Facebook or Instagram wall a photo or comment about what you did and how it made you feel. Hashtag each photo with #28DtoG and tag her Instagram and/or FB pages (double points for both!) At the end of this challenge she will be awarding the winner a very special prize!
If you are are like me I’m sure the excuses have already started flying – “I am so busy, I just don’t have time for one more thing.” – I get it! I REALLY do! I work full time, run a “part-time” photography business and raise a family. But one thing I have learned is that if you don’t take care of your self then everything else falls apart.
Join me for 28 days! Take the challenge and so something for YOU.
LIKE PLP ON FACEBOOK I PLP ON GOOGLE PLUS *Kendra Swalls is the photographer behind Paisley Layne Photography, and is a boutique portrait and wedding photographer in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. She specializes in, beauty, senior and family portraits as well as wedding photography. Kendra’s style is fun and personality-driven while still retaining the timeless features of photography that create family heirlooms. She currently lives in Justin with her family: a husband who is slightly obsessed with the idea of buying a drone and a two year old daughter counting down the days until her birthday….for the cake!. Kendra is currently booking 2015 & 2016 Portrait Sessions and Weddings in Dallas, Ft. Worth, Denton, Flower Mound, Southlake, Keller, Lewisville, Argyle and all of the North Texas area.