I have chubby arms, true. Do I love them? Well, I don’t hate them, they just are. I can’t really change them so I just accept them and work with them.
Do I let my chubby arms stop me from wearing sleeveless dresses and tops? NO FREAKIN WAY!
I'm proud of me, of this body and all it actually CAN do so I'm not about to heap shame onto my OWN body. Nuh uh! Because, ‘my body feels what my brain thinks‘ so why would I do that to me?
Look, I can’t actually wear tight and restrictive sleeves because I have no lymph nodes and am prone to lymphoedema (swelling) of the arm, so instead I will go sleeveless and am also a big fan of a billow sleeve.
I know some of you are shaking your heads and thinking there is now way you can bare your arms but here's the thing...
I choose to get my arms out and you know what…the world doesn’t stop!
No one stops and points!
There is no head turning for a second look at my chubby arms. Because they are just arms and NOBODY CARES.
Too often I hear from women who hate their arms…like actually ‘hate’. They are ashamed of their own body and will often sweat through a hot, uncomfortable summer in long sleeves rather than releasing their arms to a sleeveless top. Sounds crazy huh because we all know ‘what other people think of me is none of my business‘…right?
I bet a few of you reading cover up too, am I right? I would love for you to love the body you have, it's serving you well.