You are not fat.
You are not ugly.
You are not shy.
You are not alone.
You just have yet to see the strength inside of you.
The beautiful person you really are.
You have yet to discover that your beauty isn’t defined by your weight.
That you deserve the love you give to everyone else.
That you are capable of anything you desire as long as you are brave enough to try.
Once you realize the power of loving yourself NOW, right where you’re at, you’ll watch your world change. 💕
You are strong.
You are beautiful.
You are capable.
I used to start a brand NEW diet every Monday and expect to see six-pack abs by Friday. Seriously!
That may be a bit of a stretch BUT for YEARS of my life my diet would start on Monday and when I didn’t see INSTANT results in a week I would get frustrated, fall off track, and give up completely.
Then I realized that a healthy LIFESTYLE meant I was in it for the long haul and not just a 21-Day DIET. If I could be consistent about SMALL changes over time, I could see MAJOR progress.
Sure, it’s a lot less glamorous but it’s a lot more REALISTIC! So instead of focusing on your immediate results, focus on the TINY changes you can make daily. Maybe it’s choosing a salad over pizza, or working out EVEN when you don’t want to, but I promise, it’s WORTH IT.
Every day, keep MOVING forward!
I know there is all of these trends like, you have to have a thigh gap, or you need to be curvy, or you need to be this thin. But you don’t need to be anything that doesn’t make you feel happy. You need to be comfortable in your own skin and that is all that matters.
I have a WIDE back that is comparable to a football player.
My arms are CHUNKY and much BIGGER than I’d like.
I have stretch marks on my thighs thanks to a body that grew far too LARGE and fast.
My thighs are thick and spread to the size of TEXAS when I sit.
I struggle with ACNE that could rival a 13 year old.
My stomach has ROLLS and JIGGLES when I move.
Let me rephrase that…
I have a STRONG back and shoulders that allow me to lift my own body weight in a pull up.
My arms are SOLID and can CARRY all I need.
I have TIGER STRIPES on my thighs that show I had a HEALTHY and THRIVING growth spurt where I was well nourished.
I am GRATEFUL for my STRONG thighs that allow me to step out of bed every single day.
My face is MARKED by my smile.
My STOMACH jiggles when I laugh, workout, and MOVE and for that I am so grateful