The photo on the left is me at 145 pounds, heavily restricting my diet and frequently purging my meals. 145 is a healthy weight for a 5'7 female, but I was nowhere near what I wanted to look like. I felt like my body was a completely weak blob of fat. No matter how I starved myself, it never gave me the body I wanted. In the photo on the right, I've GAINED 15 pounds! I eat as much as I want, and I try to make it to the gym 3-4 times a week or more. Do I love everything I see? No, and I probably never will. But I'm HAPPY, I'm PROUD, and I feel STRONG. You know what you want your end goal to be, but so often the process is nothing like you expected. I thought getting to my goal required pain and sacrifice, but the truth was it was the exact opposite. It required me to be kinder to myself, patient with myself, and to nourish and care for my body. If you feel discouraged because what you're doing isn't working, take a step back and ask yourself: are you nourishing your body, or punishing it? Are you starving yourself, depriving it of the fuel it needs to build muscle? Are you feeding it foods that poison it, breaking it down? The most fulfilling path to your full potential of health lies within how you repair your relationship with yourself, by being kind to your body. If this speaks to you, please feel free to message me with any questions or concerns I can help you with. Everyone should have the opportunity to be their happiest, healthiest self!
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