In the past 24 hours I've been called fat, I've been told I'm promoting obesity & an unhealthy lifestyle.
First off - no I am not promoting obesity nor an unhealthy lifestyle.
What am I promoting?
I'm promoting mental health & eating disorder awareness.
I'm promoting balance.
I'm promoting food freedom.
I'm promoting self-love & body positivity.
I'm promoting H A P P I N E S S 🌞
I *DO* believe every body is beautiful.
I believe every single person deserves love & deserves to love their body ❤✨ To all who have bodies that are under represented in the media & who have struggled with their bodies -- I am sorry. I am sorry you've spent a lifetime wondering what was wrong with you. Wondering what was wrong with your body & spent time trying to do anything to change it.
YOUR 👏 BODY 👏 IS 👏 MAGNIFICANT 👏 JUST 👏 THE 👏 WAY 👏 IT 👏 IS 👏
I don't care what "flaws" you've been brainwashed to believe you have - your body is PERFECT the way it is ✨🙌❤ #yearofselflove#foodfreedom#everyBODYisbeautiful#honoryourcurves#bodyacceptance#aerieREAL
"This isn't a before & after picture.
This isn't saying one body is better than the other.
The girl on the left was post-show 3 years ago.
Following up on my last post -- Does the girl on the left look like she is suffering everyday from an eating disorder?
Does she look like she cries every single time she looks in the & mirror want to literally peel her skin off?
Does she look like she was a slave to the scale?
Look like she lived for tracking calories and planned her every minute around it?
No. Probably not. Why? Because I'm not skin & bones.
I don't "look" like I have an ED.
Did I still need to reach out and get help? Yes. Hell yes I did & I don't regret it at allllllll 🙌
If you are struggling, reach out ❤
You deserve it.
You deserve LOVE ✨❤
You deserve to be HAPPY in your skin.
You deserve to have your life back.
You deserve to feel FREE.
You deserve alllllll of it ❤"
Brooke 🙏 @girlmeetsweights 💟
Thank you so much for sharing your story with all of us 👏🏻♥️
🏀When your team is in the #Sweet16 , you have to plan your day/WO around your game watch🖥 Kept super #LCG all day🌱 so I can have my loaded tots later🥔 bc #balance . Almost done w my 100oz H2O for #ThirstyThursday 💦 thanks for the reminder @tiu_venice & @laurenmw_tiu!👯 Afternoon workout: 30min speed walk on 10% incline🎢 BB3 Beach Ball🔵 & Beach Bombshell🌊💣🐚 *
Holy sweaty mess!😅 Going to pre-game w a @perfectfit smoothie lol, shower & do this March Madness thing!🙌🏼 Positive vibes appreciated!🙏🏼🌟💙〽️ Happy Friday eve ladies!😽
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Self-love & body positivity ✨❤ These two words are what I've strongly focused on the last two years.
These two words have led me to food freedom & countless other things 🍓🍨🍩🍫🍍 I'm no longer scared of family get-togethers in fear my family is going to think I've gotten fat.
I'm no longer scared of eating unlimited of carbs 🍞🍠
I'm no longer scared of embracing my natural body in all of its beauty & uniqueness.
I've let go of so many fears.
I've let go of constant control.
Everyday hasn't been a breeze but I will always say that it's worth it. Every bad day, every struggle, every step back, it has all been worth it 🙌
If you've having a bad day, keep pushing. Keep going. Tomorrow is a new day. ❤✨ #yearofselflove#everyBODYisbeautiful#bodyacceptance#foodfreedom#bodypositivity
Both bodies are beautiful.
Both stomachs are beautiful.
One is more socially accepted than the other.
In both pictures I'm the same person.
In both pictures I have the same values.
In both pictures I have the same personality.
I 👏 AM 👏 THE 👏 SAME 👏 PERSON 👏
So why do we idealize one body and feel ashamed of the other & of natural body characteristics?
WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY
Please stop internalizing the messages sent by the media & various other sources that make you think you need to change in *ANY* way.
Embrace your body.
Embrace your so-called "flaws" × F diet culutre ×
Feels like it's been forever since I've last posted 😂 so hi hey hellllloooo 👋
This body here is my h o m e 🏡
My attitude towards it has changed tremendously over the last two years
From constant dieting to showing it constant love ❤
Your home isn't suppose to look like other people's. It's YOURS.
There's only ONE you.
Your body looks just the way it's supposed to.
It doesn't need to be smaller to be more valuable.
It doesn't need to be smaller be more acceptable.
It doesn't need to be rid of all "flaws" to be beautiful ✨
There is literally NOTHING wrong with your body.
Ignore what unrealistic standards are set for your body due to diet culture.
Think about it for a second 💭
What I've realized is my cellulite doesn't make my body unhealthy or unattractive.
My back rolls don't automatically mean my body is lesser in any form.
My stomach that isn't flat doesn't mean there's something wrong with me..
ALL 👏 OF 👏 THESE 👏 SO-CALLED 👏 "FLAWS" 👏 ARE 👏 MADE 👏 FROM 👏 THE 👏 DIET 👏 INDSUTRY 👏
This body doesn't need to change and neither does yours ❤
BL....E!? 😄 made up this little concoction and it was deeeelicious. Technically I guess it's a BTE - bacon, eggs, tomato and a little mayo 😚 I use up all that's left in my fridge on weekends before grocery days on Sunday!! You know what I love about my food relationship now? Not being a slave to it!!! 🙌🏼 my hunger and cravings were controlling my life 😔 because I was so fueled by carbs and glucose.. so I craved more carbs and more sugar. All. The. Time. I noticed it on some level like "what if I get hungry.. how many snacks should I bring.." but didn't realize just how much that HANGRY feeling would take over sometimes and you just grab whatever is easy and fast cause you're 'literally starving'. Now, I still think about my snacks ohhhh yes I do 🏃🏼♀️☝🏼 but it's often when I can have my pistachios later in the day? or.. not!! Sometimes I'm not even hungry!! Actually.. lots lately I'm not even hungry. I fill up with nutrients and have such a slow steady burn all afternoon. And again, this is coming from someone who had 2 pieces of toast (one pb, one jam) and tea with sugar every single morning for the last oh, 15 years? And let me tell you I was starving when I woke up and then.. again.. at 10am. Starving for carbs. Yesterday I was out and about all day -- had a mouthful of pistachios and I was good until later that evening. Like not just forcing myself to not eat because of any weird reason.. just, good 😌. And it hit me and that was an amazing feeling. Just sharing my journey and recognizing I'm so happy to not be a slave to food anymore. Anyone else have a similar experience? Thanking the Lord for all that I have today 🙏🏼🌤. .
That time I hiked to the top of a mountain in Thailand and saw the most beautiful view I've ever seen!! 😍🌏🌺. I love hiking and can't wait to keep working on my fitness. And, for the first time in my life, really dial it in. I've always had a suppressing mantra of "you're just not that fit girl", "my body wasn't built for this" but those days are behind me🙅🏻. Sometimes you gotta get real with yourself and remember all your amazing qualities and remember that you're so worth changing your mantra for 👊🏼. I love to hike but I've always shyed away for fear of not being able to keep up or getting too tired to keep going and embarrassing myself. Not no mo'! *head swerve* ☝🏼. I'm committing to hikes with my friends, boyfriend and other women this summer because that's what lights me up and I CAN be good at it!! Amazingly we have control over the way we want our body to be.. how we train it.. how we fuel it. So cool to stop and think like hey, I have total control over what my body looks like! And, for the most part .. is capable of 😘 Happy Friday. That is all 🤗💓🍀🍀
So ironic that i have to get pain from a needle to get relief from this pain in my back💉😑 #painintheass ---
I am so grateful that I finally got an answer today explaining my chronic SI joint, low back AND knee pain. I'm constantly misaligned one way or another right now... mostly it's on my right side where my hip gets "rotated" causing irritation and inflammation in my SI joints. This also causes one leg to be longer than the other, affecting how I walk and therefore affecting my knees. I often end up with sciatic pain and I can rarely find a position of relief because when it's bad it just constantly hurts wether I'm sitting, standing, laying... I would do yoga, ask the boyfriend for massages with essential oils, use my tens unit, hot baths, take child's pose for forever. This pain has just slowly worsened over time and I am glad I finally know how to progress and get better from here! 💕💫
The doctor I saw today was amazing! She too has suffered from the symptoms I am and she gave me hope that I'll be able to get this pain completely under control and get myself to 100%! Physical therapy here I come! It's about to be core day every day for Marissa 😂🤗
My first time joining (thanks to @omgkenzieee for starting something so damn amazing)
Cellulite on the back of my leg is something I've slowly come accustomed too. In certain lighting though, I can see this 👉 cellulite on the front of my legs.
At first I paniiiiiicked. So I stopped, took a deep breath & reevaluated my thoughts. "I need to lose weight"
"I cannnnot post this"
"I can't believe I'm getting more & more cellulite on the front of my legs"
"I love these legs" "I NEED to post this" "More cellulite doesn't mean a damnnnnn thang"
"I may not *ALWAYS* love my body but I've come so far & I'm not about to stop now"
Loving your body isn't a walk in the park but you need to just take it day by day 💖✨ #everyBODYisbeautiful#selfiesforselflove#yearofselflove
When I first sit and my stomach either rolls or my lower tummy jumps over the band of my pants or underwear etc. I initially panic slightly 🤔
I used to DESPISE that feeling.
The feeling of knowing that my stomach is so far from flat that it's forming multiple rolls would send me spiraling.
I would immediately sit up & adjust what I was wearing. Hike up my pants and pull my shirt to ensure you couldn't see ANY outlines of my stomach hanging over anything because god forbid someone know that I have fat on my body.
I don't allow myself to do that anymore.
When I feel my stomach do it's thang, I don't panic 💖
I mean, c'mon, our bodies are pretty damn amazing.
They don't need to be changed ✨💕 Our MINDS need to be changed.
Our SOCIETY needs to be changed.
Our bodies don't need to change one bit 💕
In the past I've had to take breaks from the gym because I find myself there for all the wrong reasons. When I go to the gym I want to enjoy myself & have fun moving my body 🙌❤ Workout because you love your body, not because you hate it ✨
For so long I believed I wasn't good enough.
I wasn't "thin" enough.
I wasn't "toned" enough.
I wasn't "dedicated" enough.
I wasn't "pretty" enough.
I am DONE with that. I wasted too much of my life believing these lies.
Now that I accept myself the way I am in this very moment right NOW - "flaws" & all... I'm enough. I'm more than enough.
Stop wishing you looked like someone else and be ok with YOU ✨💕 because there is only one you and that is so so special.
YOU ARE ENOUGH ❤