Reality check by Sarah @fightforgrowth
💥TRANSFORMATION TUESDAY: a 3 second edition 💥 "On the left: I am standing neutrally, as I would in a coffee line up. 😊 ☕️ (☝️My belly is a tad bit shy before lunch, meaning it would have been more dramatized if I destroyed some guacamole and rice prior to taking this photo🤣) On the right: I am in full flex “beast mode” haha! 💪🏼🙊 Welcome to transforming physiques within seconds, aka the world of social media! This used to bug me at first, especially when I started admiring the body of fitness icons in the early stages of my recovery. I only wished someone could have told me the effects angles, photoshop, physique-enhancing supplements, surgery, etc. played a role in the pictures I admired. I set my goals on something I could not achieve, and for that I was disappointed. With time though, I was able to outgrow these modelled beliefs of what “Fitness” looks like, and I started embracing the progress of my personal growth. 🙏🏼 Being a part of the fitness influencing community and knowing the effects distortions had on me is my main incentive to sharing these pictures with you. 💜 I love BOTH of these pictures😊They both are a part of me, they both contain my worth and self love in equal amounts, and they both remind me of all that I am grateful for!
On the left, I am reminded that I have gained healthy weight. That I am well fed and well nourished. That I am on limbs that can bare my body tall. That I can stand in line at a coffee shop without pain or concern. 💜🙏🏼 On the right, I am reminded of my physique accomplishments from where I once was (63 lbs) to now. I am reminded about my passions for weight training, and how I learned to push weights, rather than weight push me. I am reminded of my love for nutrition, and how I utilized this love to promote positive results in my mindfulness, fitness, and overall happiness. I am reminded of my brother, who showed me beauty in strength. 💜🙏🏼 In both pictures, I am reminded of my inner strength that is held within no boundaries or physical form. 💜
Remember to love and embrace your body for all that it is, period. 💜
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