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If you’ve got it, flaunt it

I haven’t done a massive amount of flaunting over the last year or so. I’ve been here, of course, but if you look closely there’s been a lot of subtly lit photos like Swishy and Out of the Darkness, silly photos like It’s a Piece of Pisa and many many photos of friends. But until the photo outing with Missy where I started to feel a bit more like flinging my arms up in the air like I just didn’t care and letting it all hang out I hadn’t really put all of me out here for a while.

I could make a big deal of this but I genuinely don’t think there’s any point. Life is about seasons and for every season where we feel on fire there’s one where we feel a little bit like the flame isn’t catching. There’s literally no point in overanalysing it. For me, a knee injury in 2018 knocked running on the head and that was followed last year by five months of severe vertigo which made even walking or focussing on my computer screen problematic. Through that run of bad luck I got a bit fatter, I got a bit less confident in my body.

While I genuinely believe that losing your mojo every so often is just part of life, it doesn’t make it any easier to rationalise when it happens. I’d settled into a place where I’d started to measure my own attractiveness by my physical achievements so finding myself forced into a slightly more sedentary zone was tough. While I welcomed the emergence of Lingerie is for Everyone I didn’t feel very able to engage in it because I didn’t like that my own lingerie wasn’t fitting anymore!

So what happened? I don’t know! The tide turned and (inexplicably) the current dragged my mojo back into shore. Suddenly, rather than feeling sad that my lingerie doesn’t fit, I just bought the next size up and realised that I still look amazing. I’ve bought new running shoes and I’m raring to go. I have two 10ks and two halves booked. I’m only in the first week of training but the energy and enthusiasm I feel for the plan that’s taped up in my office is making me so happy and I already feel sexier and more confident in my body. This may be not be a commonly held opinion, but I genuinely believe that a good pair of running shoes are hotter than heels. And look how flexible I am? Why did I think this body was inferior?

Lingerie is for everyone. Sport can be for many. Bodies are remarkable. I’ve got it so I’m flaunting it.

Wicked Wednesday... a place to be wickedly sexy or sexily wicked

4 Comments

  1. Yes! You look fantastic. And I envy your flexibility here- god, most days I can barely balance on two legs!! I’ve never thought about it before but, yes, running shoes can indeed look sexy. Is it the comfort factor maybe? Heels hurt, and though they look sexy, they often don’t feel very sexy, when your arches are screaming and your toes are being crushed. But running shoes are comfortable and supportive, and they aren’t trying to be sexy. Maybe that’s what makes them sexy!?

  2. Absolutely perfect, I love when you flaunt it, and I love that you are in a better place about your body than you have been. And because of this, I really look forward to more of your images, with and without lingerie 😉

    Rebel xox

  3. Yes, flaunt it! I like the dichotomy between sporty and classy lace in this picture.

  4. As you should! Congrats on that renewed confidence and drive – you’re right, it’s an ever moving target and it ebbs and flows. I, for one, am pleased as punch that you joined in on this auspicious week of LiFE and I hope you come back again soon!

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