It’s the most common thing to happen at midlife, but it shouldn’t be!
Someone said to me a while back ‘weightgain is normal at midlife. Everyone gains weight’. And I believed her. So what happened? I gained weight. Lots of weight. To the point where every photograph I saw of myself made me cringe. Remember – what we believe will manifest. What we ‘expect’ turns up. I expected it, so it turned up! I avoided being in front of a camera whenever I could get away with it. My burgeoning ‘apple shape’ was not attractive at all and it was a sure sign of insulin resistance.
I used to be a Personal Stylist and taught women all about body shapes. I remember talking about pear shapes, columns, diamond, hourglass etc. Then when it came to the apple shape, I’d show my audience how I was the apple (big bust, big middle, thinner arms and legs) and explain ‘how to dress it’. We apple shapes would be a little restricted sometimes with our choice of shapes that would flatter. I’d also mention the apple shape is not necessarily healthy. Seriously – the apple shape is SO not healthy. That expansion under the bra right over the liver is dangerous. Cute name for a body shape – but not where I wanted to be. Pears and hourglasses, while in proportion are far more healthier and normal than apples.