How often in life are we convinced that skinny is the ideal body shape? I for one have never been skinny nor will I ever be, it's just not in my power. In order to be the "ideal" I would quite literally have to only eat celery all day and work out incessantly.
That being said I have decided to make an extra effort to drop a bit of weight for my wedding, more of a personal challenge than anything. The biggest encouragement however, came in a different sort of way from my soon to be hubby Neil. When I told him I wanted to lose some weight he encouraged me but asked that I don't lose too much as he likes chubby girls and that my little belly turns him on.
His words really made me think, as women are always trying to be slimmer because we think men will like us more if we are, but in reality there are lots of really awesome guys out there who like girls with some meat on them.
So here's to all the women that know that if a man really loves you he'll love you no matter what your size.
Best wishes to all of you.