Sneak peek (selfie only haha) from yesterday’s photoshoot with the help of @stefspillsink
This shoot was a step further out of my comfort zone again.. or more like 5 steps out of my comfort zone!
But I’m passionate about a whole lotta things in this world and I refuse to sit by and let them stay the same.
I’m always so sad to hear women being so harsh with themselves, hating their bodies, spending SO much time focused on weight loss and getting ‘back’ to a skinnier version of themselves.
There’s nothing wrong with wanting to be healthy + fit. But it doesn’t have to come at a cost of your sanity, shouldn’t cause you anxiety, and shouldn’t be a ‘fix’ when there’s potentially other health issues at play.
I’ll be honest: when I was initially diagnosed with Autoimmune Thyroid Disease (Hashimotos), I was relieved. Weird right?
Relieved that I finally had a reason for the fatigue, depression and weight gain. One of my first thoughts was that once I started taking my medicine I’d start to lose the weight. And that’s kinda messed up!
Over time since discovering a bunch of other health issues, my focus has changed to: get well ie hormones in balance, spinal injury fixed, all viruses / infections out of my system, non toxic products, not eating food that is inflammatory or which I’m allergic to... and all aspects of my health will improve - including weight loss.
If you’re someone reading this who criticises their body (and so many of us do...) please, please have a think about a few things:
💫 If something’s wrong health wise, your body is trying to tell you something. Listen to it. 🌸 Don’t hate your body. What you see in magazines is a tiny % of the real population, airbrushed like crazy, and is NOT the only beauty standard. 🍍 You are worth so much more than what society tells you about your appearance. You are loved. You are MORE than enough. 💗
Tell me, lovelies: how are you feeling about your body today?