2 Reasons I’m Against Implants + Why I Changed My Mind

2 Reasons You Shouldn't Get Implants + Why I Decided They Are Right For Me #FirstLoveYourselfWho doesn’t love to talk about boobies?

You may have seen some teasers on social media the past week about my breast augmentation so maybe some of you figured it out.

2 Reasons You Shouldn't Get Implants + Why I Decided They Are Right For Me #FirstLoveYourself

2 Reasons You Shouldn't Get Implants + Why I Decided They Are Right For Me #FirstLoveYourself

I would imagine everyone is pretty shocked, honestly.  I have always been an advocate of NOT having them done and just rocking what you were given.

I still am against them for different little reasons, but to each his own and of course I would sound like a coward if I said “don’t get implants” and here I am voiding and shredding my Team Tiny Tits contract.

We will get to the part where I changed my mind in just a minute, but first I want to share the two main reasons I don’t think women should get implants.

You want to place higher at a competition

Yes, judges do want an hourglass shape and I will admit that they generally pick girls with large boobs, or maybe the percentage of girls with implants is so high that it’s just more probable.  I had zilch, but still did very well at my competitions with winning my class, almost winning overall and then placing in the top 10 at the national level. (I did use padding in my top though.)

2 Reasons You Shouldn't Get Implants + Why I Decided They Are Right For Me #FirstLoveYourself

Along with training and building the pecs, I learned how to angle toward the judges and pose to create the illusion of a small waist since I didn’t have a large bust to give me the X frame.

2 Reasons You Shouldn't Get Implants + Why I Decided They Are Right For Me #FirstLoveYourselfDo I think having boobs would have helped me place higher?  Definitely.

However, I think it’s a terrible idea to get implants just for the sake of aiming for that win.  Competing is just a portion of your life and implants will be there forever, possibly even leading to follow up surgeries and care in the long run… and lemme tell ya, the shit ain’t cheap.  I don’t need to go into detail, but having implants does put you at higher risk for some health issues.  So just my opinion here… it’s not a good idea to get them just for the sake of competing.

You want to love yourself more

This is a really fine line I’m drawing here.  I realize that some women really hate their breasts and feel so insecure about the way theirs look.  Breast augmentation is a great tool for allowing yourself to feel pretty and love your body.  I am not against that at all.  You deserve to look and feel great!  I would be lying if I said I never thought about getting them for confidence.

2 Reasons You Shouldn't Get Implants + Why I Decided They Are Right For Me #FirstLoveYourself

2 Reasons You Shouldn't Get Implants + Why I Decided They Are Right For Me #FirstLoveYourself

But I did not have this procedure done for confidence.  Even without boobs, I felt sexy.  I had never felt that in my entire life.  EVER.

In high school I was teased constantly for having no boobs and looking like a “boy.”  It’s something I hope my daughter never has to deal with.  People can be so mean!  So I went through a period of my life where I was ashamed and hated my boobs.  I used to make jokes as a cover for being so unhappy about them. I dreaded pool parties with friends because swim tops never fit me.

2 Reasons You Shouldn't Get Implants + Why I Decided They Are Right For Me #FirstLoveYourself

I always struggled to find clothes that fit my shape and didn’t just hang on me.  I also ended up giving up on wearing bras and just opted for sports bras on the reg.

But over time, I healed and learned how to truly love myself.

I think it’s extremely important to learn to love your body first and not just jump on breast augmentation hoping that it will fix your body image issues.  I spent years recovering from the teasing and turned to fitness to shape my body and love it more.  I also learned what clothing is more flattering on me and how to avoid comparing myself to other women.

2 Reasons You Shouldn't Get Implants + Why I Decided They Are Right For Me #FirstLoveYourself

Finally, this past year, I became more confident than ever in my body.

2 Reasons You Shouldn't Get Implants + Why I Decided They Are Right For Me #FirstLoveYourself

So why did I decide to have breast augmentation done?  

2 Reasons You Shouldn't Get Implants + Why I Decided They Are Right For Me #FirstLoveYourself

I started thinking about what I wanted to do to celebrate my 30th birthday and I entertained the idea for a few months.  The more I thought about it and talked to other women, the more I felt like they would be right for me.  I am at a point in my life where I just want to be able to wear ONE, just one of my swimsuit tops and have it fit.  I wanted to be able to look more balanced even though I thought I was cute as button without them.

I think the hardest part about all of this for me is feeling like I can no longer be an advocate for women to love their itty bitties.  Or that I seem like I am being a sell-out.  I was am still worried how people will think of me for doing this.

But you know what?  You gotta not give a shit.

2 Reasons You Shouldn't Get Implants + Why I Decided They Are Right For Me #FirstLoveYourself

It’s MY body.  I worked so hard to heal my insecurities and now I can just enjoy this.  I can still be an advocate for women because boobs or not, I am still me and still love to uplift women in any way.

{{{I also want to throw in that you shouldn’t get implants for anyone else, either… like a spouse.  Or to feel sexier for your spouse.  Get them for YOU.  And if you feel sexier then your spouse wins anyway.  Luckily, my husband said he truly didn’t think I needed them and thinks I am the sexiest thing in the whole world, but he wants me to be happy and would support me no matter what.}}}

I will be posting more about this from an educational standpoint, NOT a sexual one.  So if you see some posts about boobies, please do not be offended.  Just a few things I have in mind are eating for recovery, what my downtime with fitness is and how I start back up lightly, etc.

As always, if you need help or have something you want me to shed some light on, you can reach out on social media.

Thank you to everyone who checked in on me and supports me day in and day out!

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