For any girl just beginning their fitness journey, there are some things I will beg you to always remember. 1. ALWAYS remain an athlete in this world of fit tea selling fitness models. 2. Never forget how fucking powerful the female body is, and that you don’t need to be a sexual object to prove that. 3. Never let Instagram get to your head, your followers don’t care about you just because they like your selfies. As soon as they close this app they could care less about you. 3. Your naked body belongs to you and your partner only, you don’t need to disrespect yourself by taking half naked pictures for Instagram to get free supplements. 4. Just because a photo shoot is free doesn’t mean it needs to be soft core or actual porn. 5. You are worth more than your follower count. 6. Your workouts are more important than the amount of likes they get. 7. Be your own fucking woman crush Wednesday. 8. I promise you that your idols don’t look like their pictures in person and most of them that claim “natural” still run gear and have had plastic surgery, stop killing your self to look like them and just be the best version of yourself. 9. DO THIS FOR YOU. Not to look like her, or to be good enough for him, not to impress other people, not to prove people wrong, just do it because it’s therapy and you love it.