Yes, I know, leggings as pants. TOTALLY an accident. Thought the shirt was longer on.
But I changed into jeans before leaving the house. PROMISE. 
There is something to be said for waking up and feeling great. Those days when your hair sits right, you feel good in your clothes and things just seem to line up for you. For me, there is a confidence in that. In the coming together of wonderfulness that is that. But on the flip side of that is THOSE days. The days where you look in the mirror and everything seems wrong.

And there is the confidence that comes from your body being fit and healthy and able. It only takes a small bout of illness to remind me how much I rely on and need to give thanks for my healthy and able body. Yes, it has to carry around too much weight, but it does what it does without complaint. Mostly. You know, except the whole carrying/making/doing anything remotely helpful in regards to a baby thing.

So while I would never consider myself someone who’s confidence is reliant on their looks/body image, I am smart enough to acknowledge that it has an impact. How I see myself is representative of how I show myself to others. Confidence is attractive. And on those days that things line up, I FEEL good.

I can’t even start to imagine what life would be like if every single morning I woke up and thought, heck, today we look gooooood. Go get them girl. Go and be awesome. Rather than, oh goodness, is that another fine line or chin. And oh my, THAT pimple wasn’t there yesterday. OMG I should just hide in my room. Can you imagine!? Rule the world stuff, right.

Is your confidence intertwined with your body confidence?  

  • rinniez

    I totally agree.I feel this most on a night out when sometimes the makeuo and outfit are right and im ready to go impress everyone, but when things arent working quite the way i was expecting im not quite so ready to mingle.:)xx

  • Sarah

    I'm all for leggings as pants!My body knows what I am thinking about it. It listens and remembers. So I need to be kind and patient with it. Mostly loving:)Thanks for reminding me of thisxx

  • Natalie

    Definately, I think when you think you look good you definately *feel* good. Which in turn gives you confidence. That being said given the last 18months that I have gone up a few dress sizes. I might not be as confident in my body but I am definately more confident in my health which has made me more confident…Whoa I think i just confused myself lol sorry. Made sense as I typed it.

  • Kelsbells

    I recently discovered that my confidence is very much intertwined with feeling in control of my body image. When I'm not exercising or eating well, I tend to think I look much more ugly, and therefore my confidence dips in a major way. I question everything, from the way my boyfriend feels about me right through to why my friends appreciate me. I very much need to learn to get over this. Or just make sure I'm eating right and being active…probably easier!

  • MummyK

    I have my moments but lately it hasn't been good, I keep going up and down, forgetting to be better at it, hopefully something eventually sticks and I can go back to the weight I want again.

  • Miss Caitlin S.

    Preach on!!! This is so onpoint and definitely is how I feel regularly. And I do love the outfit 🙂

  • We are on the same page about all of this, Melissa!The two are intertwined for me too. As I get older I respect my body and mind more for what it does and how it heals rather than how it looks or should look.SSG xxxSydney Shop Girl blog

  • sure is and i posted a whole post on it last night and how it's currently sitting at rock bottom.great post!one day, one day…

  • Jen R

    Look good…feel goodFeel good…look good

  • My confidence definitely relies on my looks to get crack-a-lacking. I know that when I make more of an effort I feel good. BUT I look back on photos when I was thin and beautiful, and even then I hated myself as much as I do at this weight. And had self-confidence issues.So… I fake it until I make it. And sometimesI even fool myself. x