• back and shoulders folds color muscles
    February Photofest 2020,  February Photofest 2020,  Memes and Things

    Day 12 – Shoulders and back

    There are many things that I try to pride myself on.  it is and has always been clear to me that I am stronger inside than I am on the outside.  I don’t want or need to be the strongest woman around but my back and shoulders can handle a lot of things.  Whether I’m building a patio alone or handling the next emotional crises, my back and shoulders have carried a lot of weight. Again, in this photo I see flaws.  I took this because I am in a wedding in April and the dress is backless.  It won’t be very forgiving of the rolls I see here and…

  • front naked woman laying on the bed
    February Photofest 2020,  February Photofest 2020,  Memes and Things

    Core – Day 11

    I am the girl that when at yoga or working out when someone says core I say bu-buy!  I have always hated working on my core.  When I was younger and dancing all the time I didn’t have to focus on it.  I was also 15 years old and I hadn’t had a kid or the ability to get my own junk food. So there is that!  I could blame a million things and have a million excuses not to do the workouts needed to have a strong core, but the truth is, I just hate it. I wish a strong core came naturally. I am not talking about a…

  • semetrical carpet with women's lower body on the floor sitting with legs spread
    February Photofest 2020,  February Photofest 2020,  Memes and Things

    Reaching

    After being cleared for stretching, reaching, and exercise by the doctor I am committed to doing as I was told.  It has been two months since a surgical procedure and I haven’t been able to do much at all.  Reaching for anything, including my phone on the nightstand has been a challenge.  So, when I was told I could do some light stretching and reaching and things I was excited.  Funny when you aren’t allowed to work out that is all you want to do.  I don’t mind working out but I don’t love it like I wish I do. I don’t always work out naked but maybe I should…

  • front view of naked Caucasian women drapped with plaid scarf in red black and grey
    Experiences,  February Photofest 2020,  February Photofest 2020,  Memes and Things

    Day 9 – New Look

    A new look is always fun and exciting.  It could be a new dress, some fancy shoes, or just a new great pair of earrings.  My new look is more permanent than that.  I recently had a surgical procedure that changed how I look from the front.  I am learning to embrace it but it takes time.  I know what some of you are thinking.  It was an improvement, get over it!  Right?  I hear you and I get it.  I do think the look is better and my clothes fit better and my front looks better.  The important thing is the medical condition that prompted the new look is…

  • back view of backside butt with drap around mid drift black and white
    February Photofest 2020,  February Photofest 2020,  Memes and Things

    Wrinkles

    I spend a lot of time focusing on my face these days.  I’ll be 55 this month and I have to admit I worry about the wrinkles.  I have been told I look pretty good for 55 (or so I’ve been told) but between my own self-conscious body images and society telling me that at “my age” I have to target the wrinkles I fret over it a lot.  It doesn’t help that all the wrinkle remedies are advertised by 20 something-year-olds but knowing that helps if only a little bit.   I have always said it is just a number and I do believe that.  I am also blessed…