Hey girl. Your bod looks great. How’s that mental health, though? #heyoh
Skinny does not equal healthy.
Fat does not equal unhealthy.
Mental health is just as important as physical health. For real. #fullstop
As a society, we focus so much on size in relation to health, but put little value on the importance of mental & emotional health, and holy cow, has it created an evil monster. I was once skinny, and got tons of compliments on my body, but I did it by throwing up everything I ate. 🤷🏻♀️🤷🏻♀️ The world loved & accepted me, but on the inside I was barely hanging on. THIS IS NOT OKAY. 🙅🏻♀️ Everyday I read posts about women who are trying all sorts of extreme weight loss fads, things that aren’t realistic long term and/or do harm to their body, because they’re desperate to be thin. And I get it. #beenthere
Meanwhile, those who are plus size and happy are shamed for loving themselves, and eating. How dare they be fat and happy?! They should be at least trying to lose weight, right?! 🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️ Again, THIS IS NOT OKAY! I started out this journey wanting to be thin, and that changed over the first year(s) to healthy and strong, and my body is a reflection of those goals. I gained back some weight & some muscle, and I’m totally okay with that. There are things that do indeed taste better than skinny feels, in my opinion. 🍦✌🏻 I often wonder though, how my journey would have been different had I been following women like @confidentlyjules
, and @positivley_denise
from the start. Women who promote body positivity & self love. Women who encourage loving your body in the here & now, even if you’re working towards a healthier version of you. Women who stress the importance of mental health. 💯 I wonder if I maybe wouldn’t have been so hell bent on being thin and changing myself to fit into societies box, and accepted ME a little earlier. #lifelessons
💓 I’ve learned so much from these gals (and you should, too!), and want to thank them for always being an inspiration to me to live a mentally and physically healthy life. 🤗❤️❤️❤️