16 year old me I was battling myself wanting to get better and wanting to give up.
The weight started to go up, my anxiety around my weight went up. I had so many up and down days.
Gained around half a stone in this photo.
To think then I would see myself as being fat, I hated everything about myself.
19 year old me has finally started to love my body. I cherish every day of my life. I enjoy myself, I am constantly smiling. Good days are way more common then bad days.
I have learnt to accept, to love the body I am in. To treat myself with love and care.
I am no longer afraid of the scales, I am no longer afraid of food, I no longer look at myself in such disgust, I no longer cry myself to sleep.
How did I get myself from there to where I am now?
I learnt to believe in me,
I stopped giving up on life and I started fighting for it. I found my inner strength and I outdone all those negative thoughts. I put my mind to it and I set myself baby steps to reach my goals and I smashed it. I changed my mindset and found my happiness and purpose in life ✨
Anything is possible when you believe in yourself, it won’t always be easy, nothing will ever be easy.
You just got to never give up when it get tough, you got to hold that head up high. You have to remember what you are worth.
I have now been gyming for a while now, it will be 2 years in December. I started off not really knowing what I was doing. I didn't expect to look how I did now. I wanted to still be slim. However things changed and I LOVE lifting. I have gained 3 and half stone in total over the years.
Lifting is my way of dealing with things. It makes me happy. Since lifting I have become so much more confident and happy within myself.
I never used to smile and now everyone says all I ever do is smile.
I now love and cherish my body.
Self love is the most important kind of love
Never give up in you.
Gaining weight is not always a bad thing
I have gained fat, weight, stretch marks but most importantly I have gained happiness and self love ❤️
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