Who else on here is proud to be curvy? I'm talking about boobs, waist, hips, bum, legs - regardless of size.
And what are your secrets to keep your body in shape and maybe even enhance your curves?
I'm naturally tall, slim and curvy. I've struggled with that a long time, because I don't feel ultra feminine. I wished to be like the androgynous models that seem to be the current ideal, not because of the ideal, but because of my androgynous personality. I'm 100% woman, just not the barbiedoll type. As a girl I played princess-with-a-sword.
Then I learned that my ultra feminine looks can be a blessing, and since I can't change it, I might as well rock it. Be the princess with a sword in real life instead of trying to be Mulan.
I eat healthily most of the time. I take care of my skin, and enjoy playing around with fashion and make up. I maintain my weight, and am even more motivated to do so after I've seen the results: fat moves to all the right places. I am learning to deal with stress, in order to keep healthy.
I have trouble working out from time to time, but I aim to work out 3-4 times now, doin a variety of stuff. I aim to build it up to 6 days a week, but bit too intensive. The reason is solely health related: I have ADHD and hyper mobility syndrome and both require me to be fit in order to function well.
I have this idea that the more mindful type of work outs for strength such as yoga, Pilates, and the like do wonders for my body type, but I don't know if others share that experience. I run, but no long distances simply because I'm so injury prone and I swim and I like to do Zumba and such.
Diet wise: I focus on what's in it for me. I need proteins and the vitamins and minerals, and healthy fats over carbs. Everyone needs carbs, but ADHD requires a different balance. Oh, and I eat chocolate every day.