Amazing MOTIVATIONAL STORYTHESE WERE EACH PIVOTAL MOMENTS IN MY LIFE:
-20 years old: I looked in the mirror and never felt I was thin enough, pretty enough, or “perfect” enough. I did everything in my power to stop myself from eating. I wanted to be taller and thinner. I wanted bigger lips, a smaller waist, longer legs,... I basically wanted to be someone else 🤯! I did routine “cleanses” and anything possible to suppress my appetite. My hair was thinning, and ribs showing, yet when I looked in the mirror, I just wanted to be thinner!
-23 years old: 90 lbs heavier. For the first time in my life, I experienced what it was like to be treated with a new level of indifference. Let me see if I can explain: I noticed people were generally nicer and more helpful when I was thinner (to be clear, I’m referring primarily to “men”). being on both sides of the coin, I felt the difference in how I was treated, and it hurt! Between this and seeing all of the biased magazine covers advertising fad diets and cleanses while showcasing already “perfect” yet still “photoshopped” models, I felt sad, lost and confused.
-37 years old: I’m not looking for my abs in the mirror every morning. I don’t want to transform my body to fit a societal mold. I’m not looking to lose the facial expressions created by my smile. I don’t want long thin legs, I want strong legs. I’ve learned to love the feeling of strength. I don’t starve myself or regret eating desert. Screw the beauty standards! they will never make me happy. I’ll never be skinny enough, curvy enough, tall enough or fit enough. Chasing those standards sends us down a slippery slope of self-destruction. We ARE enough, we were born perfectly imperfect. Happiness is within us, there’s no need to look so hard! ,#active #instafit #aesthetics #healthychoices #physique #gains #bodybuilder #beastmode #body #dedication #inspiration #nutrition #muscles #ifbb #gymrat #love #crossfit #npc #ripped #girlswholift #model#face#makeup#inspiringgirl