Moment of Truth 🌷
So if you know me well then you know I suffer from a terrible internal bacterial skin condition. I have been diagnosed with severe hormonal cystic acne. Which is not all peaches and cream (Or is it). I first got it in matric on my back and chest and the pain is unbearable, it was hard to sleep on my tummy/back or even sit on a chair. I spent many nights crying to my daddy. I did a 30ml Oratane course for 6 months (way too much for my bodies weight) , 2 years later I got it again, on my chest only this time. Again very painful and again a 30ml course of Acnetane for 6months. 😫 Well here I am, another two years later and I’ve got it on my face, my Dermatologist has informed me that it’s hereditary and I’ll be dealing with it for the rest of my life. (Apart from the fact that my whole family has Skin cancer) .Today I start a 1YEAR course of Reacutane (the none generic) and after that I will use reacutane cream for the rest of my life to subdue the ance. Why am I telling you this? Because through all of this, all the pain, feeling like I’ve been let down by my skin, blaming my skin for not having a boyfriend (Haha JK) . I still keep saying “This is not the biggest problem in life” and that sentence has kept me going, it’s stopped me from beating myself up for being a Pizza Face.
Sometimes the biggest problem in our small life is the smallest problem in this big life. Sure it’s the shittiest thing being on meds for so long and let’s not even talk about the horrible side effects. But I still do what I love everyday! I still have people in my life who love me for who I am! You need to love yourself and all your flaws or they will beat you up inside everyday! Let your smile be bigger than your problems! “No scars to your beautiful, we’re stars and we’re beautiful” 🌷🤩
Instagram vs. Reality.
A LESSON ON: Self-confidence, Comparison, and sh*t...Angles!
Comparing yourself to other women on this app...don’t do it! I told myself I wanted to be more real and authentic with you guys, so if I can help just one person feel better then...🙃💕
LONG POST ALERT:
My fitness journey-
It definitely has been a long road for me when it comes to fitness. I hate dieting because I don’t believe in limiting myself to certain foods, especially since I’m such a big foodie. My weight fluctuates like a dang rollercoaster, but the past couple months have definitely been the hardest. I’ve been working my ass off working out and finding workouts that I absolutely love so I want to go workout and not make excuses. I’ve finally reached a point where I was done putting myself down every time I looked in the mirror and was finally ready to love who I saw. I started taking my shirt off in class so I was forced to look at myself in the mirror and build a relationship with that person I had always been disgusted with. I can now watch myself jumping on a trampoline all sweaty and beat ass red and smile at what I see looking back at me. I have cellulite, stretch marks, and my thighs touch when I walk, but It’s okay I accept it. I’m proud to be the woman I am..flaws and all. And thank you to all the supportive and empowering women I see every day that have been building me up so I could get to this loving place I am today. @rawbeautytalks @bouncesociety @newportpeach #rawbeautytalks#mondaymotivation#flawsarebeautiful#iambeautiful#womensupportingwomen#empoweringwomen#loveyourflaws#loveyouforyou#iseeabs#bepowerful#strongwomen#confidenceboost#bouncesociety#newportpeach#trimfitness#alexajeanpresets
All those things that you think are flaws- they’re actually what make you special. They’re what make you you. They’re your quirks. They’re what set you apart from everyone else. And they’re amazing. ⚡️ We spend so much time hating our flaws, thinking that we’re unworthy of life because we were born this “certain” way. And that’s just not true. Life is not meant to be black and white. It’s supposed to be all colors of the rainbow. And so are people. Imagine a world where everyone was the same, how boring would that be ? I challenge you to write a quirk about yourself that you’re grateful for in the comments, and tag someone else to do it as well. We need people taking initiative to love all of who they are. 💕🌻🌞✌🏻 #thewildgoddess#loveyourflaws#loveyourquirks picture: #pinterest
“My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness.” -Maya Angelou ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🌻 Giving up is easy. Giving up when things get tough is easy. When you’re just starting up your new career and business you might doubt yourself whether you can do this or not. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🌻The important thing is no matter how difficult it gets, you don’t stop!!! You have to continue believing, making a positive impact, becoming a better person, and pursuing what you want to have in your life.
It’s a lot easier to be brave when you’re surrounded by the love of family and friends.🌻
Sometimes in life you’re faced with those 2 rivers from Pocahontas. Y’all know what I’m talking about. 🎶 “Do I choose the smoothest course, steady as the beating drum?” 🎶 And the other course is full of riptides and rocks.🌻
Well, for a while I tried to take the smoothest course... and then I ended up back-paddling back up that river to go with the riptides because it was truly the only option that would lead me to the destination I wanted to be at- healthy. 🌻
I told my mom to not come up for surgery because I had 3 wonderful, reliable, smart, and strong women I trusted to be by my side for that day. Some people told me I was strong and I was brave, but the truth is that my bravery and strength came out as a result of the love that I was surrounding myself with.🌻
Whatever it is that you’re facing, I want you to recall those people in your life that are strong for you. Even if you’re not going through a crazy hardship right now, think of those people that entice bravery, confidence, and love within you. 🌻
Those are the relationships and friendships that HAVE to be your priority. As my mom always said, “If they’re not building you up, they’re dragging you down.” Pick your friends wisely, nurture healthy relationships, and let those people know how much you love them every day. There is nothing to difficult to get through when you’re surrounded by the love of good friends.
Social Media vs. New Mommies.
Thank God for high waisted control top pants! New moms who haven't completely "snapped back" to their pre baby body know what I'm talking about. That little pouch, extra skin, new stretch marks, new acne and enlarged pores on your face, hair loss, joint and tendon pain, high blood pressure, weight gain after you've breast fed! Arggh. The nightmares. A good photo angle, great lighting and a stretchy high waisted control top pants are all great mood boosters for when social media starts to creep into your mind and play tricks on your self esteem. Happy Monday.
P.s Thank you for loving my new mom body 😚 @dannyboystylesxo
None of us are perfect and neither should we try to be. By aiming for perfection we're setting ourselves up to fail. We should just try to do our very best in everything we do.
Putting on an image of perfection can also be damaging to others. We all fall into the trap of comparing and when you're up against an image of perfection it can leave you feeling inadequate.
It's far better and more authentic to just be yourself, flaws and all. We all struggle sometimes, we all make mistakes or have a bad day and most of us have encountered an epic failure (or more!) at some point in our lives. By being open and sharing our experiences, good and bad, we can not only get support but can also inspire others as they learn from our experiences.
So no more perfect. Just be the perfectly, imperfect person that you are ✨💖💫
do you ever struggle to find yourself because you are a mix, caught between two worlds, not knowing which one to choose when you inherently must? Diversity, when emphasized too greatly, causes divisions. Yet uniqueness will always be a cause for celebration and a foundation for self love. while It is wonderful to accept and tolerate everyone, a group of people must also unite under some defining quality they all share in order to turn into a community. That is how completely different people achieve peace, by accepting one another as humans who can love, and get hurt, rather than enemies.
For the one with the internal diversity, the two worlds that clash inside - love your identity, and who you are, but focus on what makes you happy. There are certain things you simply can’t change about yourself and you just learn to accept that. It is someone’s else’s problem if they don’t accept you, but you first cannot expect people to believe in you if you don’t believe in yourself. Try it. Look in the mirror and smile. Have a better posture, speak louder, don’t hide your amazing self. Speak your mind like you mean it. Love, with all your heart and soul. I promise, it will bring you happiness.
Do you have one of those weeks where you feel like you’re so up-and-down with the way you feel?
It’s been one of those weeks for me to😏.
That life continues on with her I’m having an update or down day. I choose to relish the great days and learn from the crappy days
Life is really OK, No one is immune to life’s curve balls , choose to look through the Rose colored lens❤️ #coffeeaddiction#lovemykiddos#loveyourflaws