Beauty of a Woman Blogfest: the last time I felt beautiful

The last time I felt beautiful was not at my senior prom, or my wedding,

or dressed up for an evening out with my husband.

It was not after a visit to see my hair dresser, at Christmas or posed for a family portrait

The last time I felt beautiful my hair was untidy, my makeup smudged and my face glistening with sweat. There were blisters on my palms and my legs were shaking.

The last time I felt beautiful was yesterday. After a high energy boot camp class and a tough strength workout.

Pushing the limits of my body always makes me feel beautiful. Inside and out.

When was the last time you felt beautiful?

For more reflections on The Beauty of a Woman please visit August McLaughlin on Friday, February 10th, 2012.

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  1. Last week. When my teenage son spontaneously put his arms around me and told me he loved me. No bribery was involved. It may never happen again, but in that moment, I was beautiful. And shocked…

  2. boy i love this!

    and yes, the last time I felt that great was after some hearty accomplishment.
    I felt strong, and capeable and worthy!

    better than beautiful for it’s face value!

    • Isn’t it funny how internal well being makes us feel externally beautiful?
      Wondered if you noticed your own play on words; ‘better than face value’?

      Happy weekend Cindy!

  3. last week – in vegas. Dressed up (well, as dressed up as I get), but not all “up to here and down to there” as it seems in Sin City. So many people complemented out small group of girls on how nice we looked, and I think it was in part because we were having so much fun and laughing all the time. I felt good too because my arms are looking better and better, and the dress hid the problem areas nicely 🙂

  4. bitesizewellness says:

    What a nice post, Tamara! I like that your healthy habits bring out your beauty!

  5. Concise, powerful, fun! Oh, and your hubby is cute too!

  6. Oh gods, I remember that feeling. Dripping with sweat and covered with chalk dust, shins scraped from the bars, muscles crying out for carbohydrates, and feeling on top of the world. Awesome. I love this post.

  7. i love this!! Me too–always after a long run or hard workout! 🙂

  8. Totally agree! After a diesel workout I always feel the most beautiful! 🙂 I think it’s because fit and beautiful go hand in hand.

  9. You describe me and times that I feel beautiful. Just yesterday, after a hard workout, I was curled on the floor of my gym and I thought … this is Beautiful!!

  10. You totally nailed it! I feel beautiful too, because my cheeks are bright red and I feel warm and healthy.

  11. Nothing like loved ones and a hard core workout to show us what our bodies and souls can do. Some of our most beautiful days have little to do with “glamour.” Thanks for the terrific post!

  12. You looked beautiful in each picture but you radiated happiness today. Thanks for reminding me how important exercise is to feeling beautiful. 🙂

  13. Short and sweet! I agree there is nothing like accomplishment to make us feel beautiful inside and out!

  14. There’s nothing like that! Love those great workouts. Make you feel on top of the world!

  15. I loved all the pictures. You looked happy and beautiful in each one. But in the last one, there was a pride of accomplishment that transcended simple beauty.


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