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Don’t Wait on Your Weight to Travel: Miami

February 10 2015 | CeCe Olisa

For a very long time I felt that certain trips should be saved for when I looked a certain way. I would tell myself things like “when I fit into a bikini, I will go to Jamaica/Hawaii/Miami/Mexico”.

Even though I’ve got the gumption now to book trips to those places, I still have to push through nerves and body insecurity once I get there. That first moment by the pool when I take off my cover-up is never easy, no matter how many times I’ve done it.

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It always feels like everyone is looking at me and if I hear laughter in the distance, I still tense up, wondering if someone is laughing at me. As many times as I’ve had an internal freak out moment, no one has ever been laughing at me; if anything when I confidently rock my warm weather clothes (mini-dresses, bare arms, bikinis, etc.) people are kind and complimentary.

We are worthy of fun trips and weekends away with friends at any size. We work hard, we deserve to enjoy life now, no matter what we look like. Also, if you’re waiting to fit into a bikini… you already do thanks to GabiFresh!

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I vlogged my trip to Miami last week and the weekend was nothing but a celebration of warm weather, good friends, family and loving my body through fitness and fashion. If there’s a trip you’re thinking about taking this summer, do it! Don’t Wait on your Weight to Travel!

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Do you have any fun trips planned this summer?

Also, I was really happy to use the AT&T Drive Mode app. We used the app while we drove around Miami because it really makes no sense to eat healthy and work out… only to get in the car and put lives at risk. So, if you live in a city where you drive a lot I urge you to download the DriveMode app on your device. Like AT&T says, it can wait!

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49 responses on “Don’t Wait on Your Weight to Travel: Miami

  1. Alyss Mansell

    You have hit the nail on the head with this post. I ALWAYS put things off because of my weight. Travel, shopping, wearing nice clothes, worrying about my hair, doing my nails. It’s like my whole life is waiting for a size six. I love that you said that it is hard to take off that cover-up. It helps to hear that even though you do get out there, that you do still feel the way I do. Show’s me I’m not crazy! You are really inspiring me to think about actually getting a life before I hit those single digits.

  2. Amelia

    This was just what I needed! I’m graduating from college in May and want to plan a trip. Being a PSP/BBW/Big Girl (whatever you want to call it lol) has given me HUGE vacation fears. What if the seatbelt won’t fit on the plane? What if I get teased on the beach? What if all my skinny friends get hit in the club and they won’t let me? As I press on with the planning I will keep in mind your positive words.
    Thank you for this video CeCe. You looked absolutely fabulous and your spirit is beautiful.

    p.s. Floyd was such a cutie

    1. CeCe Olisa

      Yes, someone said recently that most of the things we worry about never actually happen. Plan your trip, I KNOW you will not regret it. (and yes, Floyd was very fun to hang out with, but I missed my Robert lol <3 )

      1. Amelia

        Thanks CeCe!
        I’ve been swimsuit shopping (online for now) I’m nervous, but excited.
        btw from the photos I thought that the gentlemen may have been your Robert (I know you keep that private). But he was a sight for sore eyes none the less.

  3. Jennifer Sawyer

    Hi! What a cute swimsuit you have on!!! I go to graduate every year from school in miami but this year I am not done until November so i will be going because its a new tradition. La is another trip this summer. I am all for my 20 swimsuits being debuted lol. That’s one time that you can’t tel me anything. I became a new person in swimwear

  4. Jennifer Rosario

    What a great vlog! Promise I’m not biased because I got to share a little bit of time with you in it. Lol! Thanks again for the new experiences! Yay yoga and green juice.!

    Being from the Miami area where everyone seems to always be on vacation mode I totally understand feeling self conscious but with the help of PSP/Cece and other body positive and plus sized bloggers I have made some great progress in experiencing life. Even have plans to travel this year.

    Glad you got to visit the new torrid! Oh and heyyyyy Jasmin!

    1. CeCe Olisa

      JENNIFER!!!!! I’m so glad I got to meet you and thanks for the Torrid tip! Yay for getting past insecurities and traveling *holds up green juice* lol

  5. All About Jemma

    I love your blog! As a plus size girl learning to love what she has to look at in the mirror and brand new blogger your words fill me with confidence and lift my spirits! Beautiful!

    Jemma xoxox

  6. Serena C

    You are too cute! I love how you document everything you do through video. I’ve always wanted to do it but I still get very shy knowing people are watching me. Kudos to you girl

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