Love your body!!! But how ?? I’ll be honest here. -hearing someone tell me to love myself doesn’t make me love myself doesn’t make me love myself anymore than I already do. -Reading a caption about somebody’s insecurities doesn’t make mine go away. -listening to somebody tell “it’s gonna be ok” doesn’t make things “ok.”
-While I’m on board with all of the positive self talk, and I encourage it, sometimes it’s just not that simple!
-For years, I picked myself apart in front of the mirror. If it wasn’t one thing, it was another. I’d venture to say: It takes a heck of a lot strength and confidence for a woman to stand in front of a mirror and genuinely say to herself “I love my body just the way it is right now, and there’s nothing I’d ever want to change.” Well guess what? That’s ok! We’re human, we don’t conform, we tend to overthink! Here’s what really needs to change: our focus! It’s not about our shape, weight, or muscle mass, it’s about how we perceive ourselves and how much we let our imperfections effect us! I had a major transformation and I can’t even really show it to you guys! It’s not physical, it’s mental. I don’t even know when or how it happened, but it happened! I first started to exercise because I wanted to “lose weight.” Right now, I don’t workout because I’m trying to make my body “perfect “ (whatever that means..) I’m not trying to prove a point, compete, or show off my “progress.” I can honestly tell you I workout because I love it! I feed off of the strength, adrenaline, and endorphins! It gives me joy! 🌟My point: if you want to exercise, do it for your health and that feeling! Don’t “just” do it to alter your shape! That’s a slippery slope and a nasty mind game. I realize it’s 100% easier said than done, but I will forever preach this: Yes, learn to love your body! But first and utmost: pay attention to your health, both physical and mental! That’s something that can’t be photographed, but you’ll carry it with you everyday. #transformation #exercise #loveyourbody #progress #fitness #health #physicalhealth #mentalhealth #weightlossjourney #fitnesslifestyle #fitnessjouney