There’s Room for Every Body
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
~ Eleanor Roosevelt, ‘This is my Story’, 1937
My plus size life is…
Hectic, full of love, fulfilling, strong, challenging, hopeful, ambitious, but most of all… active!
I am a size 20.
In a typical work day, I am early to rise, late to sleep, running around town pulling clothing for shoots or doing returns, schlepping shopping bags, garment bags and rolling racks, running errands, meeting clients, and working on set.
I am a size 20.
I exercise with Boot Camp LA whenever my schedule permits, take walks in my neighborhood, hike Runyon Canyon, ride my beach cruiser on the boardwalk in Santa Monica, do Bikram Yoga, take bellydancing classes, and hit the gym.
I am a size 20.
Staying active is not always about loosing weight or being thin. There are a lot of thin people who are not “healthy” or living an active lifestyle. No one is placing judgement on them, so why us? Not all plus size people are fast food junkie couch potatoes who do not value their health. Being active is about having a healthy mind, body, and soul. Sometimes just getting out there into the sunshine, breathing in fresh air, and changing your perspective.
Am I always consistent with my workout regimen- no!
Is it sometimes hard to maintain balance in my life and take time out for myself- yes!
Do I sometimes have to force myself- yes!
Is this because I am plus size- NO!!! It is because I am imperfectly HUMAN!
The bottom line is this…
– MY body is MY business
– My weight is NOT my worth
– The only people that should be concerned with my weight and my health are ME and my doctor!
Now that I have had my little rant, and my perspective is clear…
A few weeks ago I was lucky to be invited to the VIP lucheon introducing the brand new plus size luxury activewear collection, AdoraOm, which is made with high quality fabrics that smooth and flatter our curves, and cater exclusively to the plus size fashionista size 14W-24W. It was a beautiful LA afternoon and we had the opportunity to try the brand new luxury plus size activewear collection first hand, while enjoying yummy food and great company.
|with AdoraOm model and Curvy Consultant, Danielle Line|
|Factor’s Deli in Los Angeles, CA|
with Tulin Reid, Executive Marketing & Creative Director
for PLUS Model Magazine, and “P90X” warrior!
|Co-founder Stacey Goldstein with AdoraOm model Heather Justice|
|Co-founder Julie explaining all the details of the line|
Here is a bit about how the line came to be…
Three Women. Three Lives. Three Stories.
“AdoraOm came to life in the gym. While taking a cycling class, co-founder Stacey, noticed that there were no plus size gals. Were they intimidated by group fitness? Did they not have the right fitness clothes? Stacey approached Julie, her friend and yoga instructor, to ask these questions. Julie often wondered the same. Where do full figured women find activewear in a world of well dressed yogis? Then came Jodi, a sports enthusiast with a garment industry background, to complete the circle.
The three founders met in a local coffee shop to begin their journey in changing the lives of plus size women everywhere. Our logo, the “Triskillion,” is an ancient symbol that represents our circle. Three women coming together to encourage, inspire and motivate you.
(excerpt from the “About Us” section of their website)
AdoraOm understands that everybody, regardless of size, needs encouragement to embark on a healthy journey. What we wear, like a good hair day, can make a huge difference, and their goal is to provide us plus size women with activewear that will make us look and feel special.
|Wearing the “My Game Face Top” and “All About Me Pant” (in long) with Co-founder Stacey Goldstein and AdoraOm model & Curvy Ambassador, Danielle Line|
|The “I’m Outta Here Jacket”|
After trying on the entire line and seeing first hand, how amazing it is, I am a true believer! The pants come in LONG (34″ inseam), which is essential for me, since I am 5’11”. The AdoraOm team genuinely cares about plus size women, and is committed to helping us look and feel our best.
I already placed my order and I am so inspired to get out there and show the positive side of plus in my AdoraOm! I hope this amazing new brand is inspiring to all of you as well!
What do you enjoy doing do to keep your plus size body active?
***Photos courtesy of Kevin Bailey Photography***