"You're too skinny"
"Eat a cheeseburger"
"Real Women Have Curves"
"I hate you for being so skinny"
"What do you have to complain about, you're skinny"
"Bag of Bones"
"You look ill"
"Who would want to be that skinny"
"When was the last time you ate?"
"Skinny girls have it so easy"
"Men want something to hold on to"
"Only dogs want bones"
"You'd look so much better with just a little more curves"
"If I was anorexic, I'd look like you" "Eat something, you look disgusting"
These are actual things people have said to me or in front of me.
I'm not sorry, because I am learning to love my body.
I'm not sorry for being skinny.
This is the body I was born with.
I don't work out to look like this.
I don't starve myself, I don't count calories.
Yes, I am skinny, but I also have stretch marks and cellulite and body acne.
Yes, I'm skinny, but I also experience discrimination because of my body.
Doctors have dismissed me as being healthy. Skinny doesn't equal healthy.
People assume I don't eat. In reality, I struggle more with binge eating than I do with restricting.
People say there is no room for "skinny bitches" in the body positivity movement.
But I say, love your body the way it is.
This stomach, covered in stretch marks, has housed two beautiful babies.
This body, covered in self harm scars, is the only home I've ever known.
I have hip dips, I am flat chested, I have no ass, and I am learning to be okay with that.
I don't ever want anyone to look at my pictures and compare themselves to them and feel bad
What makes us different from each other, is what makes us perfect as we are.
Very proud of the person that I have grown to be over the past few years. I have learned so much about myself, what I am capable of, and the direction I want to go. It is crazy how much better life gets when you are past feeling insecure about what others are thinking/saying about you, something that is much easier said than done. 2019 is the year of taking chances, working hard, and investing my time in things I love.
Wear black, but nothing too tight. No skinny jeans, no stripes, no short shorts, nothing to bright. If it’s bigger maybe people won’t notice how fat I am. Wait until you lose the weight to buy new, cute clothes. 👎
I used to follow and arbitrary set of rules about clothing. Ironically, starting to wear what I wanted and made me feel good was one of that things that helped me learn to be positive about my body.
Now I wear what I want, what makes me feel good and like what I look when I look in the mirror. What’s your favorite “fashion rule” to break? #30daysofselflove#saturdaystyle#messybun#wearwhatyouwant
I am forever thankful and feel blessed for both of my babies. 💙💗 Pregnancy and postpartum journeys are both AMAZING!!! Each one being totally different!! Core strength...has been the TOUGHEST thing for me to get back after having Ellie! I’m sure that age and the more babies you have contributes to that. Yes, I did workout and take care of my body my entire pregnancy! But don’t just assume that I BOUNCED RIGHT BACK because bouncing right back to pre-baby shape DOESN’T JUST happen because I worked out while prego!!✌🏼💯 NOPE you still HAVE to work for it!!! SO that’s EXACLTY what I will continue to do! I will continue to work on ME! 😍😘 AND I will continue to help others DO THE SAME! 🥰🙌🏼👊🏼 .
Do you remember earlier this week as I discussed in my IG stories the "weight" that we carry in our hearts?
Last night, during our youth service, our regional youth director shared how shame, embarrassment, frustration, sense of failure and all of these other negative sentiments cause us to hide from people...including God.
This Word made me think.
Obviously we cant spend our days hiding physically, but I wonder how many of us are hiding emotionally.
We hide in the clothes that we wear.
We hide in the foods that we eat.
We even hide amongst people whom we know tend have destructive behaviors.
We do these things and keep ourselves chained to our past, not realizing that Christ already paid the price for our sins.
We blame ourselves for matters and punish ourselves by further destroying our bodies, minds and souls when the Lord has already forgiven us for all.
So as you go on about your day, I challenge you to search your heart and soul, and see those things that are holding you back.
What's preventing you from achieving your goals?
Why do each of your thought out plans end up in failure?
Why is it so hard to break free from destructive behaviors?
Think about these, pray over them, hand them over to God...reach out to me of need be.
We can pray together and work on creating a plan that will help you rise to your potential.
Sifting through my Thailand photos today. Crazy the amount of amazing street art they have in Chaing Mai. Definitely one of the places I could see myself coming back to.
Cool to see the juxtaposition of so much beautiful new art amongst so many ancient temples.
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If it came down to choosing a beautiful life or a flawless face, our choice would be a beautiful life every time. But wouldn’t it be great if you could have both? We believe makeup should be fun, easy, and quick! Maskcara Beauty was founded on the idea that makeup should be used to enhance the true beauty in a woman’s face, rather than covering it up✨
Everything we do and everything we create is based on what we believe in. That helping others look beautiful is nice, but helping them believe they are beautiful is life changing. Happiness is contagious. And with enough courage, creativity, and optimism, you actually can have your cake and eat it too🙌🏻
I don’t do yoga because I’m calm, I do it because I need calm. I don’t do spin because I am motivated but because I need motivation. I don’t coach because I have my life together, I coach because I’m on the search for a life that’s together.
Such an awesome morning spin today! Thanks for riding with me Jacy! #STRIDETRIBE