It's easy to cover up the problem in winter. In fact, it's simple math: layer 1 + layer 2 + coat = warmth and any body problems solved.
But now that it's warm and sweaters are replaced with tank tops and heavy pants are replaced with skirts, I'm noticing where all that "comfort food" from winter hid itself during the cold months.
Overall, I'm not unhappy with how I look, but despite my four times a week trips to the gym, I always zero-in on my thighs and stomach, which are my two main problem areas.
I actually do everything I can to hide them because I obsess about them so much.
And, it's sad how much I let them bother me. I count calories and work out regularly to hopefully make them shrink, over-analyze my clothes to see what covers them best and I will only by certain clothing styles if I know they will boost my self esteem for these parts.
Ever since my stomach problem earlier this year, I am hyper sensitive about it. I scrutinize it daily and sometimes feel like crying when a pair of pants makes it look bigger or a belt makes the "spare tire" look funny.
And those thighs, no thank you to shorter skirts or anything too far above the knee. My stomach and thigh issues have even forced me to wear a cotton skirt over my swimsuit so people won't stare and judge them. I'm not saying that actually happens, but in my mind, if I expose them, people see and laugh at them.
I go out of my way to get shirts that show off my arms and mask the midsection, because, well at least I'm happy with the way my arms look. And yet, no matter what I wear, I can't keep my eyes off the problems.
And no matter how toned or flat my stomach or thighs become, I'll probably always fell insecure about them. I'm trying to lose 10 pounds too and even then, I'll probably still hate these parts of my body, so that's something I need to work on in my own head.
Am I the only one who thinks they have "problem areas" on her body? If not, feel free to share yours, there's no judgement here. Or what part of your body do you embrace and show off?