Positive mental health day💜.
Physical progress is what most of us base are goals on but mental progress is the one we should all strive for.
I've come a long way with my body image and how I feel about it since I first started my fitness journey and it wasn't because I weigh less in the first photo to now because I don't❌. I can't describe the feelings you go through when you're unhappy with how you look💔.
It becomes an everyday thought, every time I passed the mirror I would see what I didn't want to see, get upset most nights and just retreat into this little world where my body image consumed me🌑.
Aiming to Weigh less, have abs, have huge glutes doesn't always mean when you achieve those things you will see a different person in the mirror.
I discovered that in the middle picture when I dieted so hard to see abs, see the scales show a certain number and I was more consumed with how I looked then ever, I achieved what I thought was my goal to begin with but it didn't bring me any happiness. .
I have worked so much on my body image last year and this year, I'm lucky to say I was happy with how I looked shredded lean on stage and happy with how I look 20lbs heavier now because I appreciate what my body can do, what it's capable of rather then always how it looks. .
I do strive to improve on my physique but that doesn't mean I'm not allowed to be happy with where I am and still want to progress.
Positive Body image is a huge thing I want to promote because it has such an affect on our mental well being.
Being on Instagram and seeing fantastic flawless looking bodies was a massive contributor to how badly I felt about how I looked.
We should all be proud with what we see in the mirror no matter what the number on the scales is and no matter what someone else looks like on Instagram 💜.
🌟Instead of waking up every morning and pulling and grabbing at all the 'negative flaws' start pointing out the positives🌟. .
It's okay to talk about how your feeling, I never did and I bottled it up and it consumed me so I'm talking to you's all now that it's okay and nobody will think differently of you💜🌈 #positivementalhealth #positive #transformationtuesday