modern day rebels
I’m 5’8 and just hit my lowest weight of 160lbs! I was doing a little spring cleaning and found this dress in my closet so naturally I decided to see how it fit. I was so pleased to see that it wouldn’t even stay up! Don’t get me wrong, I would love to be able to keep it because I think it’s really pretty but getting rid of it is so much more satisfying! I bought it my senior year of high school for senior pictures and it was a two person job zipping it up. By senior year I had figured out that my self worth didn’t have anything to do with my weight. That’s why you see a genuine smile in that first picture. I was happy. But I’ve always deserved better than to have to strategically dress to hide things or to get winded walking up the stairs. I made the change because I wanted to feel better. I wanted to be healthy, but I’ve always been beautiful. If there’s anything I want women to realize it’s that big or small you’re absolutely beautiful. Wanting to make changes or not liking things with your body is so understandable but you have to be doing it with the right mindset. Go into it loving yourself and I promise you you’ll succeed.
Okay, I feel like this is a more accurate and honest showing of the “progress” I’ve gone through.
The first was two years ago, with a poor diet and no exercise.
The middle was when I was almost at my “smallest” during the time when I was over exercising and under eating/ restricting.
And the third is me a few weeks ago. Learning balance and creating a new life for myself, that includes healthy exercise, and eating enough.
I have gained weight since the middle picture, actually around 25 lbs, but I’m trying to figure out loving myself no matter what weight I’m at.
This still getting reblogged makes me happy cause maybe it’ll help someone realize there’s so much hope when you stop holding yourself back from being happy
I love you as a blonde but your hair in the middle picture makes me fan girl, too.
And I love this entire post.
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