Fuck the vox populi. Take up as much space as possible with your body, brain, and/or personality.
On the left: The thinnest I ever got.
On the right: The most muscular I've ever been.
Some time ago I decided I didn't want to be thin, I wanted to be a tank with a body as strong as my mind. So, I put in work. For the last year or so I've been working my ass off to put muscle on.
Just recently I started to see noticable progress.
Putting on muscle means putting on weight. Putting on weight means taking up more space. Coming from a place where the goal was once to be as small as possible I became acutely aware that I was now bigger than to used to be, some muscle and some fat. After fighting that #100lbsdown
battle, getting bigger fucked me up a little, or a lot. Not just by body was affected, so was my personality. I was starting to think I was bragging too much, showing myself off too much, being too preachy and too loud.
Societies idea for my body and presence as a woman slipped into my head and slipped back into the "I want out of my body" mentality, as if I hadn't just spent a fucking year building it and myself 🤦♀️ I lost that battle for a bit, but now I'm winning the war because at the end of the day I'm a champion of mental fortitude. I fought the urge to slip back into bad habits and surrender my hard work to atrophy and total fat loss. I realigned my body and my brain. I remembered all the reasons I committed to gaining:
I want to take up as much space as possible with muscle, presence, and strength. I want to be so big and strong that I'm impossible to ignore so that one day I might inspire people to be the strongest version of themselves so they too can overcome their demons and take control of their happiness.
I will never be small again. The vox populi can kiss my ass. 😘
Make your body what you want, whatever that is for you but fight your battles and dont be scared to take up sp aids ce with your body, personality, or bain. Take control of your thoughts. Fuck the vox populi. Take up as much space as possible.