Embrace Your Flaws

May 1, 2015

If you guys follow me on instagram, you probably saw the last post I posted talking about my flaws. Yup, I pointed out just a few of the many flaws that I have. The other day I posted a transformation picture showing how far I’ve come physically AND mentally.

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I post these transformations in hopes of inspiring others that they CAN reach their goals, whatever it may be. The picture on the left I had just started lifting, was eating too little calories, and just stopped running a ton of miles. The picture on the left was recent – barely any cardio, eating much more calories, healthy, and STRONG both physically and mentally.

Well, low and behold, someone went out of their way to say “your legs look much fatter”. Well, thank you sir, I have been working hard to BUILD my legs, glad you noticed 😉

No but really, I normally don’t point these harsh comments out. But I truly felt bad for this person. Who actually takes the time to comment someone negative towards someone? What is that doing for you, making you feel better? If that’s the case, I really do feel bad for you because that means you are having trouble coming to terms with yourself.

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I wanted to point out that it really is unnecessary to comment on someone else’s appearance negatively. Do you know what that person has been through? No. Do you know how strong they are mentally? No. Even if you did, what makes it right? Nothing does.

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This is the photo I posted after that comment was stated. I pointed out some of the many flaws that I have, because I’m human. We are all human, and we are all perfectly imperfect.

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Do I have fat? Yeah. Guess what, body fat is essential for your body to function properly. Do I have cellulite? Yeah. I’m a woman, and I probably will always have cellulite, that’s normal. I have scars on my stomach from my gallbladder surgery a couple years ago. I have dark bags under my eyes. I have thick thighs and not the biggest, roundest glutes. I don’t have a six pack and I don’t walk around with ripped oblique lines all the time. I don’t have huge ripped muscles or perfectly capped shoulders. Sometimes it looks like I don’t even lift (ha). I have an outtie belly button and a mole right above it.

I spent so many years hating myself and all of these things I have pointed out. For years I would look at the mirror and literally hate what I see. I would never just look in the mirror and point out things I actually LOVED about myself. I would only focus on the negative.

 

But now? I’m thankful I have overcome that. It feels good to actually look in the mirror and not hate all of those things I pointed out, for once in my life. I can look in the mirror and actually like what I see, imperfections and all. I’m freaking human. We are all human, and we are all unique. That is what makes us who we are.

My point is, is everyone has faults. No one is perfect, but putting others down will not make you any better. People have feelings so watch what you say before you say it.

You are amazing just the way you are.

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33 Comments
    1. Aside from the fact that you look seriously amazing I think you have one of the healthiest attitudes around. I’d say that no matter what you look like because your character is what matters most.

      1. Thank you so much, love!!! Your support is always so very appreciated <3

    1. Love this post! Whenever I read negative comments online, I think the same exact thing… like what is wrong with that person’s life that they felt the need to try to bring someone down? I think that people really project their own insecurities and unhappiness on others, so like you said, it has more to do with them than you. Good for you for using the comment as an opportunity to point out that we’re all human and have flaws, and that we should support each other instead of bringing people down….and by the way, you’re GORGEOUS! 🙂

      1. exactly!!! thank so much love!!! xo

    1. You go girl! Not only are you incredibly beautiful and strong, but you share your life with the world, which takes major confidence. Thanks for this positive post. Be you! 🙂

    1. I LOVE this post! I share the exact same view point as you. I’m a NASM CPT and WLS myself and before I became a trainer I felt the pressure of having to “look” a certain way to be one. I have a history of anorexia and orthorexia (still in recovery, at a healthy weight for the past two years!) and have always struggled with loving myself and my body.

      It’s really disheartening that the fitness world has become SO judgmental. It’s hard to feel proud of all of your accomplishments when people put you down because you don’t “look” like you lift (whatever that even means.) Or tell you that you obviously don’t know self-control and/or what you are doing if you can’t maintain a “ripped” body.

      For my body, personally, it would not be healthy if I forced it to have a six-pack because I would have to take it to the extreme. Been there, done that, and my body suffered severely! I don’t think it’s fair for others to tell someone how they are “supposed” to look. It’s not your business to judge people like that. We are all on our OWN journeys and everyone has their OWN body-type that will look different than someone else’s! That’s what makes us all beautiful and unique.

      Anyways, I think you and your body are beautiful as is! It’s hard not to let what others say get to you but never stop being you! I think you have a great and refreshing outlook on this topic and it’s nice to know that I am not alone in how I view health and fitness! Younger girls need to be looking up to things like this and not the load of crap that’s out there today.

      1. Thank you so much for this comment!!!I couldn’t agree more or have said it any better. You are beautiful. <3

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