Instagram post by @nikkin_25 You Are Enough ✨

Earlier I posted this message with two side by side photos of myself with words, but i took it down. For someone randomly scrolling through, I realized my message could have been taken the wrong way. Thus, I am reposting my message to show it does not matter what size you are. Whether you are skinnier or curvier, body dysmorphia can occur. Body dysmorphia, just like anything else, is not defined by a specific 'number' or 'body type'. Below is my original message. πŸ’œ
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I want to tell you to look in the mirror and truly see yourself.
I want to tell you to go into dressing rooms and see yourself with confidence.
But I also know that is easier said then done.
BODY DYSMORPHIA is a real life phenomenon. I know first hand what it is like to look in the mirror and think I see 'something else.' I have struggled with bad body image nearly my entire life. Even at my thinnest, I still looked in the mirror and saw myself as 'bigger.' I thought that is how others viewed me as well.
After being teased for my weight in high school and struggling to see my self worth, body dysmorphia became a true struggle for me. Any negative feeling would make the mirror distort my perception of myself.
When I truly began focusing on loving my body, I forced myself to look in the mirror. I forced myself to compliment my body and truly see m y s e l f.
When you look in the mirror, you have to look at all of you. When you're feeling bad about your body, you have to remind yourself it is still YOU. The real, raw, beautiful you.
The mirror does not define you. The way you view your body does not define you. You define YOU.
Remember that if you choose to see yourself as beautiful, then you will carry on your life as if you are a 'beautiful person.'

119 Comments

  • 43w ago little.miss.fit little.miss.fit

    Love this quote πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

  • 43w ago damnthediets damnthediets

    πŸ™Œ πŸ™Œ πŸ™Œ πŸ™Œ

  • 43w ago ownitbabe ownitbabe

    My gorgeous girl ❀️❀️❀️ I too still struggle with body dysmorphia and so does almost everyone I know... your message is helping me and so many others see the light 😘

  • 43w ago the1stofapril the1stofapril

    Everyday I learn something new about you. Being teased or bullied makes me 😑because it can happen in both our child and adult years. No one knows our struggles within ourselves which makes it that much harder. You have always been beautiful and I'm so happy to know you have discovered it. Have a restful weekend beautiful πŸ’œ

  • 43w ago fitness.fireball fitness.fireball

    My comment still stand ❀️❀️ happy weekend babe πŸ’•

  • 43w ago iammegbush iammegbush

    Amen! I’ve struggled with body image at completely different weights. Such a great point to make my love!

  • 43w ago marietty23 marietty23

    Astonishing

  • 43w ago transforming_noelle transforming_noelle

    Wow....this caption! You are absolutely amazing Nikki! So proud of you!

  • 43w ago transforming_noelle transforming_noelle

    πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜

  • 43w ago thewolfstj thewolfstj

    Charming πŸ€—πŸ˜

  • 43w ago nikkin_25 nikkin_25

    @rltmkelly yes it is a struggle but we keep striving for what we want! Have a nice weekend!

  • 43w ago nikkin_25 nikkin_25

    @skimmifit thank you beauty πŸ’œπŸ’œ

  • 43w ago nikkin_25 nikkin_25

    @candied_chocolate thank you for all of your support babe! I truly appreciate you πŸ’œπŸ’œ

  • 43w ago nikkin_25 nikkin_25

    @liveliftlove89 thank you for just being there and for being such a wonderful friend! We both define our own self love! Have a wonderful weekend πŸ’œπŸ’œ

  • 43w ago nikkin_25 nikkin_25

    @warriorconditioning thank you

  • 43w ago nikkin_25 nikkin_25

    @thefitpharmacist thank you! Have a wonderful weekend 😊

  • 43w ago nikkin_25 nikkin_25

    @little.miss.fit it's one of my faves πŸ’›πŸ’›

  • 43w ago nikkin_25 nikkin_25

    @damnthediets much love beauty πŸ’œπŸ’œ

  • 43w ago nikkin_25 nikkin_25

    @ownitbabe thank you love! It is such a real fact and I'm so glad we're all here to support one another through all of our struggles πŸ’œ

  • 43w ago nikkin_25 nikkin_25

    @the1stofapril im such a strong advocate for anti bullying! It kills me when I hear any child or adult is made fun of! NO one has a right to judge us in any aspect. Thank you for your light as always beautiful πŸ’œ

  • 43w ago nikkin_25 nikkin_25

    @holisticselflove as are you to me babe! Have a wonderful weekend πŸ’œπŸ’œ

  • 43w ago nikkin_25 nikkin_25

    @fitness.fireball thank you for supporting me regardless! Have a wonderful weekend too babe πŸ’œ

  • 43w ago nikkin_25 nikkin_25

    @sprinkledwithhealth thank you love! I know it is such a real fact regardless of what body shape we have! Im so glad we are on the path we are on now πŸ’›

  • 43w ago nikkin_25 nikkin_25

    @marietty23 thank you

  • 43w ago nikkin_25 nikkin_25

    @transforming_noelle thank you so much beauty! And I am proud of you πŸ’›

  • 43w ago nikkin_25 nikkin_25

    @kelsey_wolfe7 yes he sure did! Thank you loveπŸ’œ

  • 43w ago thefitpharmacist thefitpharmacist

    @nikkin_25 you as well!

  • 43w ago _fitwithash _fitwithash

    Yassssss

  • 43w ago mindbody_grace mindbody_grace

    Literally love all of your posts. So freakin beautiful girl

  • 42w ago kleannnn kleannnn

    I love this! And you are truly beautiful inside and out! πŸ’•

  • 42w ago nikkin_25 nikkin_25

    @graciegainz thank you beauty. Love you in general πŸ’œ

  • 42w ago nikkin_25 nikkin_25

    @kleannnn aww thanks babe. Enjoy the rest of your weekend πŸ’œ

  • 42w ago allianceforeda allianceforeda

    This is a great message!! Thank you for sharing!!

  • 42w ago healthyhedley healthyhedley

    Sweet!

  • 41w ago wow_mas wow_mas

    😘πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”¨

  • 41w ago chandler.serrano chandler.serrano

    πŸ’• I love your account more than words

  • 41w ago chandler.serrano chandler.serrano

    Edit: your message is beautiful and exactly what I needed. So thankful for your openness because body dysmorphia IS real & something I’ve silently struggled with my whole life before I even knew what it really was

  • 41w ago nikkin_25 nikkin_25

    @chandler.serrano omg thank you love!! I know it is something so many of us struggle with! I think you are beautiful πŸ’›πŸ’›

  • 41w ago chandler.serrano chandler.serrano

    @nikkin_25 I think YOU are beautiful πŸ˜ŠπŸ’šπŸ’š

  • 37w ago arronkelly50 arronkelly50

    What a great view

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