Same girl. 3 seconds apart. .
If I'm going to show you the posed, put together, side of me, I'm gonna make sure you see the not so flattering sides too. Way to many fitness pros + health pages share the images that make them look good. You know - the right angles, lighting, suck in, turn here...mhmm you've seen it. .
I don't care how put together you are, we all have rolls when we sit down or scrunch our bellies. We have stretch marks. We have cellulite. We have scars. We have dimples. We have flab. .
I'm frankly tired of our society making us feel bad for having those things on our body. It's already hard enough to love yourself and overcome our own mental game let alone having to battle the world telling us we constantly aren't good enough. .
Bye Felicia because I think true beauty is when we embrace our flaws and love who we are inside + out at every angle, size + age.
Don't think because I post this that my mind game is strong because I still have my days where I look in the mirror and cringe at what I see but the difference between Danielle a year ago and who I am now is that I know taking care of my body is showing myself love + I have to remember that my body has been through a lot.
I've had a child.
I am recovering from back surgery.
I have a sluggish thyroid.
I used to take handfuls of diet pills at a time.
I've done quick fixes + diets that starved + damaged my body in order to lose weight.
My body has been through some gunk but that gunk has made me stronger and has made me appreciate my body + health more.
It's time we stop following what society says about beauty + health and giving in to their air brushed photos and unrealistic goals that we should be striving for and start realizing that we are BEAUTIFUL, WORTH it, ENOUGH and VALUABLE no matter what our size, angle or age.