Finding Strength In My Flaws

Lately I have been feeling really meh about myself and just life in general, I think that there has just been so much going on lately that I just didn’t make enough time for myself and instead just got myself to the point of total exhaustion. Trust me I do not want to get myself to that place again. Lately however I have found myself contemplating a lot of things especially about the way I look.

As most people know I have lost over 10 dress sizes in the last few years and I’m still going, so attempting to adjust to my new size has been hard. Whether it is the fact that I have stretch marks or it is the fact that I have a lot of cellulite, it is a struggle.

To be honest the blogging community has been an absolute God send, I honestly have never felt more confident with such an amazing set of people behind me.

When it comes to my flaws though accepting them is one of  the hardest parts, I mean you see all these magazines and you are kind of conditioned to think that that is the perfect body, that is the way you should look, but let’s be honest. Beauty comes in all shapes, sizes, skin colours, racial backgrounds and religions.  

When it comes to me though, I’m learning to love the fact that my body has helped me to cycle around 7km a day, lose 10 dress sizes healthily and keeps me alive and swearing everyday.

It’s the little things.

Yes I have stretch marks, they’re my tiger stripes that reminds me of how far I’ve come, how healthy I am becoming every day and that I will never go back to my unhealthy ways.

Flaws don’t mean that you’re any less beautiful, flaws show your story, and you should be proud of the beautiful person that you are, flaws and all.

Trust me, I’m not saying that everyday you’re gonna be like wow I’m super confident and I’m feeling on top of the world. When I’m on my period trust me I feel like I look like I’m been chewed up and spat out by the cat. Sorry Yoda, I love you really. (FYI that’s the in laws cat and he is beyond adorable.)

What I am saying though is on those days, remember it won’t last forever, bad days are bloody awful things to be honest, but when you have a better day, you will see what everyone else sees even on your worst days. A beautiful human inside and out. 

I’m reminding myself my flaws make me who I am, they are part of me & I will use them to find strength in being more confident and an overall happier person.

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18 Comments

  1. 11/09/2017 / 12:42 pm

    The achievements you’ve done far out ways any things that have come from it! Congrats on sticking with it you’ve done amazing when the easiest thing is to just not try ??????????

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      11/09/2017 / 2:01 pm

      Thank you so much my darling, that honestly means a lot! xxxxx

  2. 11/09/2017 / 12:47 pm

    This is so true – there’s a quote somewhere about what’s glorious in a woman is someone who’s perfectly accepting of her imperfections and I love to think like that. None of us are perfect but we can find strength in our flaws sometimes. And I’m so proud that you have – you’ve accomplished so much! x

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      11/09/2017 / 2:02 pm

      Thank you so much darling, and that quote is so important to remember! I think the more we embrace our imperfections, the better!xxxx

  3. 11/09/2017 / 1:02 pm

    I think sometimes we need to remember we are not perfect and we are not meant to be!!!!! Sending so much love aime xxx

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      11/09/2017 / 2:05 pm

      Thank you angel, it is definitely important to remember that there is no need to be perfect! Don’t forget how incredible you are my darling! xxxxx

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      12/09/2017 / 1:01 pm

      It is really hard for people, but it is something we should all work on! xxxx

  4. 12/09/2017 / 11:33 am

    Lovely post Amie – and 10 dress sizes?! That must have taken so much work and effort, well done you and it’s so important to remember how far you have come. We all struggle to accept our imperfections/the things that make us different from the ‘ideal’ standards but it’s so important to try to do so, because yes, beauty comes in all shapes and sizes and a million other factors too xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      12/09/2017 / 1:03 pm

      It really has been hard but it is worth it! I think it is so important that people learn to love their flaws and every inch of themselves because we only get one body! xxxx

  5. 12/09/2017 / 11:44 am

    Accepting my ‘flaws’ is the best thing I’ve ever done and I try to remind myself that it’s all subjective, what you don’t like about yourself could be someone else’s favourite thing. I used to hate my nose and thought it was too big but then someone told me I wouldn’t be me without it and that totally changed the way I thought about it. Now I love it for making me look a bit different. Same with stretch marks, love that you called them tiger stripes! I’ve never heard that one before

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      12/09/2017 / 1:06 pm

      It can be so hard sometimes, but I think you’re an inspiration in what you have said! Thank you darling, they’re my tiger stripes and I’ve earned them! xxxx

  6. 12/09/2017 / 11:44 am

    What a great post! You’ve come so far and it’s a huge achievement to be proud of! It’s so easy to feel down about yourself, it’s something I think we are all guilty of but we’re only human!

    Keep going, you’re amazing!

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      12/09/2017 / 1:08 pm

      I totally agree Kimberley, but I’m definitely feeling so much more confident about myself and everything. Thank you so much my angel! xxxx

  7. 14/09/2017 / 8:19 pm

    This is such an inspiring post! Accepting ‘flaws’ can be really hard some times, and some days are worse than others. But what you said is so true, we’re not meant to be perfect! You do you Aime, you’re a lovely person! ? xx

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      17/09/2017 / 5:07 pm

      Thank you so much angel, that really does mean a lot to me! I totally get that it isn’t easy, but small steps in the right direction are always a good thing! xxxx

  8. 23/09/2017 / 7:26 am

    You have done SO well girlie! You should feel mega proud of yourself and not down!
    I’m only a size 8 and that is the biggest I’ve ever been at 23 with stretch marks on my bottom! For months I was sad thinking how can I have stretch marks I’m tiny – But I’m also human and I don’t care what magazines say, everyone has flaws. I think you are pretty and should embrace every part of yourself!

    Go Girl!!

    Charlee || Rose above the Thorns

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      amiecadwallader@outlook.com
      01/10/2017 / 5:06 pm

      Thank you so much my darling that honestly means a lot! Don’t forget how gorgeous you are my lovely, both inside and out! xxxx