Yesterday, I saw another fellow trainer promising her followers a "bikini body" by Labor Day if they sign up for their workouts. 😤 This rubbed me the wrong way for so many reasons! First off-I hate the phrase "bikini body." 🚫It creates this stupid image that you must look sexy or fit in order to wear a bikini. This is simply not true! 🤦🏽♀️Secondly, getting in tip top shape by Labor Day is just plain unrealistic. Transformations take time-weeks and months-to accomplish. But back to the bikini body-if you've got a bikini and wear it then that's a bikini body, to me. We already face enough pressure to look good in a bikini so the idea that you MUST have a specific body type to look great in a bikini is just absurd. Girls... if you've got it.. wear it! 👙 Celebrate your body type! All bodies are bikini bodies! 💜 #allbodiesmatter👯👯👯
99 30794 hours ago
Fitness and being in the "fit" world is what you make it!!!!!
I DONT HAVE ABS.
I AM SOFT 💞
My gym goer friends might look different from me and that's awesome!! Diverse gym bodies are dope 👏🙌
Going to the gym doesn't HAVE to be for weight loss, to further hate yourself or punishment.
Physical activity is a celebration of YOU and YOUR body. ⛹️♀️🤸♀️🏄♀️
Some people can't/don't want to be physically active and that's okay!!! Still valid here 🤗🌎
If you are physically active and have low self esteem or body image please remember my voice:
- you are amazing and your body is not a representation of your value in the world
- you are beautiful before, during and after your workout
- consider following different types of active bodies!!! Such as @scarrednotscared, @powertoprevail, @diannebondyyoga, @goofy_ginger 🙌💙
- say thank you to yourself every time you go OR on days you choose to not go!!!
- incorporate a mental health routine with your physical one, THEY COEXIST. YOU CANNOT HAVE ONE WITHOUT THE OTHER.
- know you're loved by me no matter what you choose to do
Have such a happy Thursday moonbeams!!!! 🌙💫
I will talk about what physical activity I am doing vs what I'm not doing anymore on my YouTube channel, but I have a wicked video coming later for ya 🤓🎥
#everybodyisbeautiful#girlswholift#fitnessiswhatyoumakeit#loveyourself#loveothers (@science.sam 📸)
New YouTube Video now up on my Bulimia Eating Disorder Story & Recovery - Link in Bio
So many of us have struggled at one point or another throughout our fitness journey - may it have been an eating disorder or not - the internet has become a place where we have often found inspiration, but also ended up setting unrealistic "body goals" for ourselves, and comparing "transformations" on a daily basis. Some, like myself, let these insecurities get into our head, forgetting that our worth is not how much weight we lose, how slim our waist is, nor how many likes our transformation photos get on social media. .
I once was so consumed with all these thoughts that no matter what I saw in the mirror, I was not satisfied with the way I looked and I resorted to extreme measures - obsessive clean eating, making myself throw up after meals, excessive training hoping to lose more fat and see more abs so I could have the same "amazing" transformation photos like the ones I saw on Instagram everyday. .
No journey is perfect, we all have our ups and downs - I want to share mine with you because I know how lonely it can feel when people around you don't really understand what you are going through. The journey to recovery (or for some, it's simply finding the balance that works best for you) can be long but it's not impossible. There's hope and there's light, if I can do it, you can do it too❤
YouTube @stayfitandtravel .
10 9893 hours ago
You ever look back at old photos and wonder why you were so self conscious about certain things? Why you wanted to change things? Why you couldn't just let yourself be?
Today is a day for body peace I'm gonna stop comparing myself to what I see other people as and making other people my goals... I want to be my own goals. I want to be the best my body and self can be.... So I'm gonna say GAWD DAMN I WAS FINE lol today I am my own WCW
I wish I could go back to this body... To this day... Internal health issues have caused it to no longer look or feel this way BUT ☝🏾 it will and only I can make sure of it...I'll be here and better in time.
I wanna see your body peace and goals photos before after future idc tag me lemme see ya'll cause perfectly imperfect is out here and we thriving. To hell with a fake surgically enhanced celebrity body that we most likely will never achieve. Let's be real people and not fake Ken and Barbie 🐥
On a side note shout out to my tiger stripes 🐯 out here looking purrrr-fect
46 96823 hours ago
Pavlov doesn't cuddle with us bc he hates our guts
Tag someone who cuddles themselves