Keeping the #bodypositivity train rolling! Absolutely love this message by one of our NYC based Aerie girls and she is rocking our leggings no matter what! #Repost @paige_previvor (@get_repost)
Your value does not lie in what your body looks like. You are so much MORE than that ✨
tbh, I really needed this reminder today. I've been really struggling with my body image lately. Sometimes I feel like there is so much pressure for me to love and accept my new body. But some days its really fucking hard. My body has changed SO much this past year. And I am not even talking about just my Foobs. I have lost weight and gained weight. My hormones are all out of whack. My #Foobs have been flat, filled, and exchanged. Even my scars, the one thing I can always count on to make me feel sexy, have changed and don't look like they did before.
My first instinct was to post a "flattering" photo, where I pose, suck in, and pull my pants up to hide my rolls to make me feel "better." But that's a fake quick fix and in the end doesn't actually lead to growth or to me loving my body. Because everyone has rolls, everyone has their insecurities. It's important how we deal with those feelings and use them to empower us rather than let them bring us down. We don't have to ALWAYS love our bodies, but we don't have to completely hate them either. I hope that seeing real photos leads to others seeing real bodies and leads to more realistic expectations for ourselves.
@sarahsapora says, "small moments of acceptance lead to long lasting self love." How beautiful is that?
So today, I accept that my body doesn't look exactly as I want it to and doesn't feel as good as I would like. But I also appreciate how strong my body is becoming and how healthy I am.
And that's the best I can do for now 💕
Ps. This post was totally inspired by @nourishandeat. Love you girl!