Hi Guys! This Tuesday I have some killer news to share with you.. this past weekend, Addy ( my best friend ) and I got to hit up the Knix Grand Opening on 4th street in Vancouver as Ambassadors for this amazing body positive brand. Joanna ( the Founder of Knix ) gave us both VIP Exclusive tickets to the Life after Birth Event in Vancouver on the 6th. Annnnnd we’re also giving away FOUR TICKETS for two of you to bring your best friend! WHAAAAAT?![Read more…] about Bring Your Bestie To An Exclusive Event in Vancouver
This post isn’t sponsored in any way, I just wanted to share because I truly am obsessed with Knixwear, what they stand for and how these products fit my body.
Today I’m hoping on the blog to chat to you about confidence from within. For me to write this blog is pretty hilarious as I grew up with such little confidence. I was always nervous to play sports because I was nervous of failing or looking funny while running. That’s just one example of my confidence or lack there of. I mean, how sad is that?! But today, I want to talk to you about something that I’ve struggled with my entire life – my chest.
A quick disclaimer or warning blurp before you scroll further..I really hate to say it, but if you’re offended by the photos you are about to see – please leave my blog now. I’m well aware that I’m featuring myself wearing a bra, but I’m covering up much more than you would see in a bathing suit. I’ve also weighed the pros and cons and if this blog might help one person – I’ll take the chance.
Okay, so back to my lack of confidence. There wasn’t a ton growing up. I’m unsure why, but I specifically remember in grade seven sitting in chapel and wearing a pair of “cool” new flip flops I had purchased with my allowance and a few boys behind me started making fun of my toes and calling them “finger toes”. I know boys at that age tease because they might like a girl, but it dug deep and clearly has stuck in my mind eighteen years later.
There has been other instances like that, but that’s just an example. I’ve always been self conscious of my skin in middle and High school – and well into my twenties. In my early teens I thought I had hairy arms. Ever since I can remember I’ve been always trying to hide my tummy.. and now I’m self conscious of my teeth. ( Even though for society standards they’re pretty straight )
But one of the biggest things that stands out in my mind is my chest. Probably since grade six I’ve always had a larger chest. I’ve always had a larger chest than all my friends. I couldn’t wear bikinis because I would look too slutty. I can even remember when I was 19 and I was eating barely anything, working out twice a day and as skinny as a pole my breasts were still a DD/E, I couldn’t find any tops that would conceal them. It was so embarrassing.
Now being heavier and having four kids they are much larger. They fluctuate between a GG to a H. I literally go braless most of the time because it’s too painful to wear a bra constantly and my back is in so much pain. Currently I’m going to a Chiropractor twice a week for a pinched nerve and twisted spine. If you’ve ever been over the size of a D you’ll know that you can’t wear most shirts as your cleavage pops out the top. From the side angle you look like you’re much heavier than you are and sweatshirts look hideous on you. Literally forget turtle necks.
I was starting to become depressed over my chest. I’m currently nursing my 4th child and the back pain and my lack of confidence due to the size of my chest has been weighing heavily on my mind and heart. I’ve tried everything and every bra to minimize the size of them. lots of the time I even go braless as it’s more comfortable and they look smaller. Well, last week Knix launched their Padded V Neck Evolution bra in Extended Sizes and my heart exploded. This has been my answer all along. These bras are amazing and I can’t even express to you how much they’ve helped me. I’m still on the wait list for a breast reduction, but in the meantime, this is giving me so much more confidence.
As you can see in the photo – my tummy isn’t flat. But the funny thing is, that’s not what makes me self conscious. I can hide that under clothes and Glen doesn’t seem to care. But what I can’t hide under my clothes is my breasts.
This bra is so seamless that you cannot see it under shirts and for my larger chest, it seems to make it look smaller. These bras are quite fitted and tight, so I feel like I’m held in. I NEVER have to adjust myself…and with every bra I’ve ever tried in my life I always fall out or they fall together giving me even more cleavage and in my Knix bra they just stay put!
So If you’re like me and you’ve struggled with confidence issues your entire life and back pain and everything that large breasts entail, I’m telling you, you NEED one of these bras. I’m not telling you that it will all go away, but it will help a lot.
I do have a code that you can use for 10% off if wanting to purchase anything on their site: ‘Jessicasaramorris10‘.
I’m an ambassador with Knix, BUT they don’t even know I’m writing this blog. This is purely on my own accord because I love this bra SO DANG MUCH.
It’s about time we start having confidence from within. That doesn’t mean getting all doled up and buying the new and latest trends every single week. But really focusing on your inner strength and letting that seep out into your outward self.
So here’s me; size twelve & 170-pound something Jess, mama to four on Earth and one in Heaven, A bit too addicted to sugar and lattes and can’t stay on my Keto diet if it depended on my life. I’m a 36 GG breasted gal finally being able to breath again. Here’s for the world to see, imperfections and all.
If this is something that inspires you, I would love for you to join me in posting an image of yourself ( In anything ) and use the hashtag #confidencefromwithinme + Tag me on Insta for a repost in my stories. xo