As women, so much emphasis is placed on how we look. We are told what men like, what they prefer and what they want from our appearance and how we can achieve it. I get told every day in the comments that I’m not the body type that men want, I also see them say ‘men like curves, only dogs like bones’ about thinner women. You can’t win. Your emotional, mental and physical health are all so important. Don’t let everything suffer just so you can fit societies mould of flawless beauty. At the end of the day you could be the juiciest peach on the tree and there will always be somebody that hates peaches (and decides to be a vocal asshole about it online🙄🤪) I want a man that loves me for me, not what I look like or because I’m a model, I want someone that loves me for my mind and who I am when my body changes, my skin wrinkles and my hair turns grey. I want to love myself when my body changes, my skin wrinkles and my hair turns grey. If the world were blind, would you still impress yourself? #bodypositive
‘This is me and you 😂. I’m the one on the right’ for all of you that are about to comment that, or have in the past, please consider this... why are you putting yourself down to lift up your friend? Why are you using my perfectly healthy body as a joke? Why are you such an asshole?( jokes) but seriously please consider that what you write online will always have an effect. Be conscious of your online presence. Remember that regardless of what you may think of someone’s body that human being is still worthy of self love and respect.
✨✨✨✨✨ We all have so much more to offer this world than just our bodies and physical beauty regardless of the pressures put on everyone, (men and women alike) to look a certain way. Being physically healthy is so so important, but so is your mental health. Don't let your brain morph your body into something you hate. Be kind to yourself. Be aware of what is marketed to you as healthy. Remind yourself that we are all human, we all have 'flaws' we all have 'insecurities' and that's ok. You do you. Be the healthiest version of yourself. EDIT: This is not an invitation to say ‘the right one is better’ regardless of left or right this statement goes for both of us. Don’t miss the point people!
Feeling all kinds of inspired from @lozcurtis tonight. I LOVE when I see influencers promoting body positivity (and not lollipops 🤪😒) & when Kendrick raps about stretch marks and Alessia Cara sings scars to beautiful. It makes my lil heart so happy & actually makes me feel like I’m part of a bigger picture, what I’m choosing to promote myself isn’t a waste of time, which is an easy trap to fall into when you see negative comments about yourself. ✨
I've been a size 18 a size 10/12 and now a 14/16 and that’s largely depending on the brand.
I've gone from eating cr*p every day and never exercising, being so uneducated about health and fitness that I didn't even know where to start, to eating spinach and tuna day in day out, genuinely not knowing how to eat more than 800 calories, never going out with friends, HATING my body and beating myself up if I wasn't constantly in calorie deficit, to being qualified in personal training and half way through a nutrition and Health promo degree and in a place where I have found balance and acceptance of my size and shape.
Getting here isn't easy and I still have days where I doubt myself or I wish I could change things about my appearance, I'm only human. But for the most part, I love myself, I accept cellulite and stretch marks as a part of growing up and my body changing. And it's important to realise that even the healthiest of people have these, why? Because they're human too. It's not our fault that we are made to see them as 'imperfections' because if you haven't noticed, the 'ideal/healthy' body is marketed to us as a flawless size 8/10, with curves In the right places, perfectly airbrushed skin with no scars, marks, cellulite or pimples. It's everywhere. COMPARISON IS THE THEIF OF JOY.
Social media has such a big influence on our lives and how we feel about our bodies because it is flooded with the 'ideal' version of beauty. So the accounts I choose to follow are ones that include some real life, bodies come in all different shapes, colours, sizes and we all have different markings. This is normal and beautiful. It makes us who we are. It makes us human. #bodypositive#LoveAnyBody