Oh I love this so much!
How truly freeing would it be to unconditionally LOVE everything about your body without getting hung up on the extra weight, wobbly arms and all the other “flaws” we can all find with ourselves and just be so grateful and happy with what God provided us for a body?! Our bodies are STRONG-they hold us up daily, allow many of us to carry babies/childbirth, withstand surgeries, etc. Embrace all that is you for a change and truly see where that takes you.
I fully believe if you start thinking with a positive body image, you’ll notice how much nicer you feel in your clothes, you’ll notice any wanted weight drop off you, you’ll appreciate the flavors and textures of your food and in general ENJOY LIFE 💕
What are some parts of your body or body image that you have difficulty with?
GIVE ME ALL THE ROLLS .
. Nah but fr, I’m not perfect. Throughout this journey wherever it take me, I always want to be REAL with the people who support me. I think often times fitness accounts on social media can portray the wrong image, and I don’t want that for mine. I am human just like each of you, I have rolls, I have cellulite, but what separates me is I love myself even with those flaws!! I want this account to be an opportunity for me to teach other women to feel the same way about themselves. At he end of this life it’s not about our bodies, our image, or our abs but it’s about realizing that God created us for one reason only, and that is to share the Gospel. I believe that in order to do that you gotta realize God’s love for you, and to do that you have to accept yourself just as he accepted you 🌸🙏🏻 .
Words of truth. Years ago when I was unhappy in my marriage my friend and mentor asked me “what part of that didn’t you know when you married him? 🌿
This phrase struck a hard reality that it wasn’t my partner but me trying to change him that was making me unhappy, once I surrendered to celebrating and accepting him and all the folks in my life for who they are, flaws and all, life and love flowed more easily. 🌿
We all want to be loved for who we are exactly in this moment- regardless, why wouldn’t our loved ones want and need the same to flourish? .
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Shout out to the REAL women!! It's not that there's a “perfect standard” out there. Oh no, instead, there's many different versions of it to narrow them down to a single version of “perfect.” Why? Because “perfect” isn't even a thing.
But it turns out that perfectionism can be a serious handicap. Those with the trait of attaining perfection (parent, boss, body size, boyfriend, child, girlfriend, role model etc.) are often frustrated and internally unhappy; thus making life difficult for themselves and for those around them.
There isn’t ANYthing we can do in this life that meets the definition of perfect: “being entirely without fault or defect.” So its pretty much impossible.
Instead it is much more I important to learn to be satisfied with the results that can come from giving our best efforts. Some days your best effort is 110%, while other days 13% is your best effort. Cool- just keep moving forward!
What helps you jump from 13% to 110%?
Mao na ang ubang tawag nila nako. "Annikka naa kay sakit? Annikka mo kaon paka? Kaon sad panagsa oy!" Yes, mo kaon mn ko pero bisan saon nakog kaon di mn jud ko manambok, okay try to be skinny for a year and you'll understand how hard it is. People measuring my wrist and say "daota nimo oy mura kag tukog" "Isa ka tayhop palid naka." Really?
People asking where's the rest of your chest? "You're nothing but bones"
Lisod mangitag sanina nga ma sakto nako, sometimes i have to wear layers under to make sure they fit. I wonder to myself why can't i be like the other thick girls out there? Honestly i know none of us have it easy. But at the end of the day no matter if your skinny, chubby or thick, short or fat we all still have beautiful bodies, it's just the matter of accepting your physical form and accepting who you really are. #thinspo#thispiration#lovetheflaws#acceptyourself#beproud
‘We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutually satisfying weirdness - and call it love - true love.’ 😂❤️ #robertfulghum#mutualweirdness#repost @dirtybootsandmessyhair
I’m not usually one for selfies but am currently in the process of learning to love myself so thought I’d be brave and post one. It’s frustrating how I always see the beauty in everyone and everything but when it comes to myself I just see all my flaws. I’m sure I’m not alone, I’m sure that many of us feel this way. I would love to wake up in the morning and accept that this is me, and finally love who I see in the mirror.
Now I’m a mother, I’m also a role model and things need to change. My opinion of myself needs to set an example to my kids, I need to learn to love myself and teach them how important self acceptance is!
Love all of you... especially the flaws. The flaws are part of what makes you, YOU! Embrace them. Learn from them. Grow from them. No one will be able to use them against you.
Dare to bare #makeupfree#filterfree#selfie you can wipe the glamorous right off my face, but my skin is FINALLY coming around again. I’ve had terrible skin as long as I can remember, sensitive, red, dry, bumpy, all the above and the best thing I’ve done for my skin is OIL! Complete hydration and also EXFOLIATING! The @narsissist double refining exfoliator as a 5 minute mask is my new go-to! The fruit acid eats away all that gross dull dry skin without making my skin go bonkers! Granted this is good lighting but you can still see all my surface and texture and this is a million times better than a month ago! A lot of my freckles also faded and not as harsh (thanks alpha tanning beds circa 2003) #thenotsoglamorouslife#narsissist#narsnewbury#psoriaticarthritiswarriors#dermagraphica#eczema#igotthemall#lovetheflaws#imperfectlyperfect
This snippet describes me. My curiosity for why people do what they do and act the way they do. A lot of times when someone is acting out it’s deep hurt or a desire that has never been met. A lot of us carry around scares but we don’t have to carry it alone. Loving people well and kindness are something I want to show more of everyday. #love#loveyourself#loveothers#lovetheflaws#kindnesschallenge#speaklife
Loving @sammmieskittles’s story of learning to embrace #Repost @sammmieskittles #byoutifeelstory#byoutiful#eatingdisorderrecovery#selflove#bodylove ・・・
I was about 13 when I first started noticing all the stretch marks on my body: chest, stomach, hips, arms, thighs, knees. Firstly, when you’re going through puberty, you’re thinking why the hell is my body mutating. For girls it becomes this hyper focus and awareness of their bodies. I remember starring at the marks in the mirror and digging through the medicine cabinet, finding all sorts of oils and lotions that claimed to get rid of stretch marks. I tried them for weeks and to no avail, my stretch marks were still there. I can recall all the commercials I saw growing up claiming their products could get rid of them fast, reading magazine articles on how to get rid of them in so and so amount of days, and never seeing a single model or actress with them not knowing it was all photoshop. Society does not teach you to embrace these natural flaws nor does it teach you that they are beautiful. It does not portray them as something to be proud of rather they are seen as something that you need to constantly be trying to hide or get rid of. It is heartbreaking and shameful to grow up being taught to hide something so naturally beautiful. #embracethestretchmarks#embracetheimperfections#lovetheflaws
THINK ABOUT BIGGER PICTURE ❗️
So today I tried to take a picture to post. I spent about half an hour trying to find the best angle where I would have at least "something" visible before I realised what the f*** I was actually doing 🤦🏻♀️Guilty right here 👋🏻I haven't got sixpack at the moment and my arms are not defined. I don't walk around with full make up face on like I just came from photoshoot either. I sometimes too get lost on social media seeing people competing having six packs, big butts, beautifully defined arms and I automatically give myself a hard time I'm the one who doesn't have it. Right at this moment. I forget we all are in different parts of our lives, I forget some people are two weeks from the comp and I'm a year into off season. I forget I have different journey and I'm putting weight on on purpose and for the bigger reason - to train harder, lift heavier and eventually look fuller and better next time I step on stage. I forget this is THE BIGGER PICTURE here. I did not want to post this as I thought what is the point when you cannot see any definition here. And then I thought about saying all this and if there really is something to be ashamed of? So if you are guilty of all this, don't worry. I am too. BUT:
Always see the bigger picture.