You think it would be easy to figure out your body shape.
Pick a fruit or vegetable
That’s right stand in front of the mirror and decided if your body is more of an apple, a pear, a banana or a potato. Simple.
Okay, try picking a shape instead. Do the same thing stand in front of the mirror, get naked if you wish and decide circle, hourglass, rectangle or triangle.
I didn’t find it that easy either. I was always flopping between apple and hourglass, secretly hoping for hourglass but knowing that just couldn’t be with my thick waist. So I finally got the measuring tape out and did my body measurements. Measured bust, smallest part of waist, hips and the distance from hips to waist. Drum roll…… it appears I am a banana or rectangle. Interesting. I am a 5’2 banana/rectangle.
Here is how I know this.
If my bust and hips are close in size and my waist is smaller ( waist is 1 to 8 inches smaller then bust) but not a lot smaller then my hips. I am rectangle, a banana, a ruler. My celebrity body is Cameron Diaz. BAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH
Let’s clarify, You can be a slim short ruler or a plus size tall ruler. You can have a small bust or large bust.
I have to say I am glad I am not an apple, that means my waist would be the same size or larger then hips/bust. However, I have a thick middle. I have only ever once in my life had a small waist and that is when I was controlling my food and counting ever gram of fat that went into my body I was about 22 years old. Even then I still didn’t like my tummy. I have never liked my tummy. EVER!
Okay, now that we have all that established. Why it this suddenly so important to me?
I am trying to love this body and my thick waist too. I really don’t think it is going anywhere. Actually, I am pretty sure its not. No, its not. So while I continue to try my best to increase my exercise I also need to learn how to dress banana body so I can look and feel my best.
Stay tuned for dressing this banana body.