For a while know I’ve wanted to post a picture of my own body progress and transformation, but have never had the courage or balls to do so. But today, with no thoughts or care to give about the negative responses I could get that I was fearing, I posted a picture…. of myself….. half exposed…. 😐
I’m proud of how far I have come and the progress I have made, so why should I be fearful of what people think? After all, If i can inspire at least ONE person from my upload to love who they are and feel confident within their own skin no matter what size, shape, skin colour – Ive succeeded 🙂
Today’s MOTIVATION MONDAY is myself.
On the LEFT: 4 months ago after returning from the UK. I was stressed, obsessed with how I look and didn’t love or accept who i was, was in calorie deficit and exercising too much and found the negative in everything. I lost vision of who I was and my goals become blurry because I was drowned in the world of “Instagram bodies”, “perfect nutrition” and wanting instant results. My expectations were unrealistic and as a result, my mental health was suffering.
On the RIGHT: Today. The result of self acceptance and TRUST that everything is going to be okay and workout the way it “should”. I’m organised with my nutrition, my training is only Kayla Itsines BBG and I have begun to believe being different to others on social media is TOTALLY okay because we are ALL different. We all have different genes. And we should all be proud of who we are and how our bodies are, because if we aren’t, then how are we meant to progress and truly have confidence within ourselves? I’ve also found a balance between uni, exercise, work and social life that works for me, learnt the power of LISTENING to our bodies and to KEEP GOING when times are tough.
Yeah I have days where all I want to do is hide and skip gym, but that’s happened to everyone and is apart of life. There will be ups and there will be downs and it’s how you handle those that makes you, you. I turn 21 next year and the last 4 years of eating and body struggles have been a freaking bitch! BUT I have learnt so much about who I am and what I’m capable of, and I’m so excited to see how the future treats me.
The next time you’re struggling or lose faith REMEMBER everything happens when it’s supposed to happen so TRUST the process and give yourself some credit of how far YOU have come– In every situation you learn something new about yourself so keep striving and keep failing – it’s making you, YOU! I have faith in you!
Ps- please excuse my messy room and unmade bed, I swear it’s only like that during exams Hahahahaha