I have horrible posture.
I know part of this comes from having a larger chest pretty much since puberty. Large chest + unwanted attention (seriously, I was accused of stuff my bra in the fifth grade) = slouching.
I also sit at a desk all day and I have recently begun to pay attention to how I am sitting. I cannot believe how crappy it is. When I notice it, at least this past week since it's been on my mind, I straighten up and I must add two inches to my seated heat. It's ridiculous.
It feels weird and unnatural to stand up straight with my shoulders back. It doesn't hurt, although I do feel my muscles working in different ways, even just sitting at my desk. But, I stood in front of the bathroom mirror yesterday and looked at myself all slouched over and then standing there with my shoulders back and it does make a difference.
I don't want to be a sloucher. I want to be the kind of woman who stands around with her shoulders back, chest out, size be damned, and is a presence in the room, not someone trying to disappear. I don't want to disappear. I'm not eleven years old with big boobs that I don't know what to do with any longer. It's time to stop acting like it.