Fitness

Drop It Like Its Hot: Me and My Shadow

August 14 2009 | CeCe Olisa

If you’re following me on twitter (twitter.com/thebiggirlblog) you know that after some unexpected office goodies, I got rid of the calories by going on an extra long walk last night.

During the first half of my walk I was lost in my own thoughts, listening to music, not really thinking about the changes I’m trying to make. But on the way back to my apartment, the walk was very different. As I walked along the Hudson River, the combination of the street lights and the sunset placed my shadow right in front of me.

I couldn’t stop looking at her.

My shadow had my walk, my hair, my build but she didn’t have any of my trouble spots. She was a better version of me. I let my eyes follow her curves from her breasts, to her nicely toned waist, down past her hips and I actually liked what I saw. She was thick, but she wasn’t… lumpy.

When I was younger, I wanted to be super skinny, but lately my goals have been changed; I’ll probably never look like an Olsen Twin, and I shouldn’t want to. Seeing my shadow last night helped to remind me that there’s a curvy girl inside me that I cant wait to meet.

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17 responses on “Drop It Like Its Hot: Me and My Shadow

  1. Stiletto Siren

    Curvy girls are hot, and no matter what your size you will always be fabulous! You should look into HAES (health and at every size) its about treating your body right and loving yourself! So glad you saw that vision and I could hear that light bulb go off in your post!

  2. Happywriter

    That was a beautiful post! I started one of my first journals based on a reflection of my shadow – I wanted to meet that girl in there too. It has been a long and slow process, but I've been learning so much. We're definitely getting there.
    I know you will too!

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