Been talking about stretchmarks a lot lately. I had a massive growth spurt in my late teens and grew about 7 inches in one year so I’ve had stretchmarks all along my legs since then. I always thought I was the only one because everyone in magazines, TV, and movies had flawless skin. It took me a long time to realize it’s all smoke and mirrors. Anyway, I soooo love @sarashakeel’s @glitterstretchmarks project, which shows how beautiful and *normal* they are. Raise your hand if you’re Team Tiger Stripes!
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Life is too short to be in a war with yourself. You are you and that’s beautiful. You don’t have flaws, only perfect imperfections.
Your skin is not oily, it’s glowing.
Your don’t have stretch marks, you have fierce tiger stripes.
Your legs are not fat, they are strong.
You don’t have ugly moles, you have beauty marks.
It’s about embracing what we have and what makes us unique. ♥️
Didn’t wanna post this cause ‘I’m a mum now’ or whatever 🤷🏼♀️ going to start changing these negative expectations I have of myself. #9monthspostpartum and I have constant bags, still haven’t got into a good routine😴 but on the bright side the beach is literally up the end of the road and we get the sea breeze through summer 🍃
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OK so I've stewed on this for a couple of days now... Posting a pic like this is honestly terrifying to me, my body on display, ready to be ridiculed... But after thinking about it long and hard I've decided "screw it". I took my boys to the beach Saturday morning, we were having a ball in and out the waves, them building sandcastles - general beach fun! Then I noticed two women my age looking at me with my kids, looking me up and down as we played. I didn't think too much if it, although a little conscious and ignored them. This made me aware though, I took notice for the next hour or so. Not one man, teen, kid seemed to notice me, but the women around my age bracket watching - actually looking right at me with judgement was amazing. To the point I ended up getting out of the water and laying on my towel.
I was so surprised/shocked. These women are my peers, my age. My question is what's wrong with women and their need to judge, bitch, compete and bring down other women?? I'll never understand. If I walk past a well dressed woman I'll tell her she look lovely.
My body is far from perfect - stretch marks, loose skin, scars but after loosing 55kg and training hard I've decided at 38 years old to own it, wear a bikini to the beach, wear a tight dress and I try everyday to focus on the positive parts rather than dwell on the negetives. Most if the time it works.
This has just got to me more than it should so I guess it's a bit of a fuck you to the sort of women who aren't happy unless they are bringing someone else down - at least until I chicken out and remove this rant/post lol.
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I am obsessed with becoming a woman who is body confident. 🙋🏻♀️ 6 in 10 women feel ugly/fat because of social media, celebrities and unrealistic magazine shoots etc.
So here I am, size 12 on the beach, cellulite and stretch marks in clear view... 😳 —————————————————————————-
I am no where near my body goal, but I refuse to let social media think I can’t post certain pictures because I’m not a size 8.
Working on a better me for 2019... the glow up for mind & body is gonna be lit 🔥
YOUR STRETCHMARKS ARE DISGUSTING!
A lot of people tell me this sentence frequently. And the only thing I do is that I feel so sorry for them because they must be really uncomfortable in their own bodies, if they can’t stop judging other people.
I think that having stretchmarks is not a big deal. Well some parts of my body are growing and it’s normal that my skin react like this. I am not angry. Because they would still be there even if I would be depressed and angry because of them. The only thing I can do is to smile, love my body and take care of it. Because IMPERFECTIONS MAKE U PERFECT IN YOUR OWN WAY. So what if you simply devoted this year to loving yourself more? #selflove#stretchmarks#fitness#motivation#crossbefit
My postpartum journey has been rough.
Adjusting to life with a newborn and a very energetic toddler had me feeling like I was on my wits end some days👶🏼🧒🏼 But as the days went on I knew I was in charge of creating the balance in my life👊
So I started waking up early so I could have my "me" time for my workouts⏰
I created a time block schedule to plan my days from playdates, learning activities, story times, naps and working my business. 💻
My boys thrive well on routine and so do I. 😁
I meal prep to make sure I am fueling my body throughout the week 🥑🥦🍋🍌🥕🍓🍍🌽 These little changes have helped tremendously in my physical and mental well being
I feel I finally have a grasp of being a mother of two and not losing myself.
So today I encourage you to create the balance in your life if you are feeling like you have no control
Take small steps at first until you create what works for you
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“I think all women go through periods where we hate something about ourselves. It’s great to get to a place where you dismiss anything you’re worried about.”- Angelina Jolie
Can I get an Amen?! 🙌
Well, let me tell you about the time I discovered my FIRST ever stretch mark!! .
I was roughly 18 and I was putting lotion on and I noticed about an inch size stretch-mark on my inner thigh. It was new because the skin felt sensitive. I tried to rub it off and was thinking, how is this possible? I was rapidly getting upset with myself. Agitated. Angry. I started to cry because I felt disgusted. Then I proceeded to hit myself and call myself fat!? 😱😔😟 (GASP). I ‘pulled’ myself together and proceeded to go the gym. A typical solution that only an 18 year old can rationalize.
Y’all!!!! How dare I physically and verbally abuse myself like that?! 😔Social media wasn’t even around like it is today. Magazines was my go to and the social pressure to be ‘thin’ was constant. One pound up and I went on a liquid diet for 3 days! 🤦🏻♀️
It was a battle not judging myself for my weight gains, more stretch-marks, yo-yo diets and everything possible to look like everyone around me (more than a decade!).
It took me having kids, only four years ago to accept and EMBRACE my body. Sure, I still have a few ‘insecurities’ but it doesn’t consume my mind nor does it have so much power over me. Creating humans is a super power, and guess what?! It comes with stretch-marks of all shapes, sizes and colors! 🤣
What would I say to my 18 year old self? Girl, you are going to take some windy roads, survive the storms and rise stronger. This stretch-mark is just adding on to your beauty, your story.
So, if you are young lady or mommy, know that you are beautiful, our bodies change, shift and that whatever you ‘hate’ is so not worth the big picture. XOXO
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