I don't mean like "Psshtt girl you're not all that, get over yourself!"
I mean like "Hey, they're probably not staring at you in your bathing suit as you walk stiff-legged to make your thighs appear smaller! Get over your self. Besties?"
Sometimes you just need to hear it: Get over yourself. Don't let yourself become the voice you fear is actually coming from others.
I had to keep telling myself this the other day as I stood in front of the mirror in my retro-inspired blue/white polka dot bathing suit at the gym. "It's OK. Your suit is cute and what do you care if someone is saying something? You're here to swim. We're all here to better ourselves. Get over yourself."
If you've read my blog for any length of time, I'm sure you're aware that I am profoundly amazing at self-deprecation. No joke, I could medal in it if it were an Olympic sport. I can find something negative to find about myself like that.
|I'm not even sorry this gif is here. It had to happen.|
I wanted to be a friggin' mermaid.
|I bet this happens at my gym… Right?|
Even though my thighs were showing.
Even though I wasn't wearing any make-up (*gasp!* in public?! the horror!).
Even though my hair was in a wonky bun atop my head.
I did it. You know what? I got over myself. I stopped letting myself be a deterrent. I could've easily sat in the stall crying about how everyone thinks I'm a giant whatever (remember, Self-Deprecating Champion over here), but instead I carried on and I swam my little heart out.
Sidebar: swimming is no joke. 1 lap had me heaving like a fool. Just means I need to swim more! :)
So anywho. Get over your self when you're starting to freak out over nothing. Take a few deep breaths, or say "Screw it" as I did (yeah… Super classy over here), and just do what you're at the gym or wherever to do. If you're running outdoors, do your run. If you're at your gym in your bathing suit (or about to get in your bathing suit), just swim. Be a mermaid and make your husband hold you up in the water as you sing The Little Mermaid (oh you guys don't do that? Good.. me either… <shifty eyes>). You're already there. Do what you came to do, and you won't regret it.
P.S. - Now I really want to make a song to the tune of "Fergalicious" called "Cellulicious". How great would that be?
"Cellulicious... It's hot hot!"
No? OK. It was just a thought. Whatevs.