First - thank you SO much for being here. You have no idea what your support means to me.
Next, I figured what better topic for my first blog post, then myself? :) I want to at least tell you a bit about me, and why I have decided to start this blog.
I'm Tiffany Beck. 29-year-old, Midwest mama of two beautiful girls, Marley (3) and Nina (7). I have been married to my husband Dusty for almost 4 years and we have been together 10 years in April. Our little family is what gets me out of bed every day. I imagine there's so much more I could tell you about myself - but I want to get down to the nitty gritty of WHY I am doing this.
Anyone that knows me - knows that body image, loving myself, confidence etc. is something that I have struggled with for a VERY long time. I would consider it borderline body dysmorphia but until my therapist and I make that call - I'm just calling it self-esteem issues. I have always been on the bigger side, even when I was "skinny" in school - I was fairly big chested and it was all I was known for. Now that I have gotten older and had 2 babies - for a while it was at the lowest of lows. I battled with HARD diets, obsessing over the number on the scale and just absolutely hated myself.
Slowly but surely, I'm making my way out of that pit. I'm not going to sit here and say everything is wonderful and I'm perfect and I'm never going to change - because that would be a BOLD-ass lie. Have I come a LONG ways though? Abso-freaking-lutely. I still watch what I eat out and work out when I can - but the goal now is to be HEALTHY and HAPPY - if I lose a few pounds in the process, cool - but I'm content either way. I've come to terms with my body and while we may get not get along when I'm shopping and things don't fit the way I want, I know that I am beautiful regardless of my size and what I have to offer inside and as a mom, a wife and a friend is FAR superior to any number on the scale.
So ultimately, my goal here is just to share my story, my JOURNEY, and hopefully inspire others to love the skin they are in as well. It's not always easy but MAN is it worth it. I hope you'll let me help you and even if you're already confident and can't relate to this in any way - I hope you'll stick around with me for fun advice, information and to just be a part of this community.
Lastly - I have one ask of you, if you can't do it now - let's get you to a place where you CAN...
Celebrate YOUR Size!