Been going through some body struggles again. i don’t feel so healthy in my body. but i’m the only one that can change that. yet i’m still smiling because there is soooo much more to live for than weight.... right now this is the only swimsuit i feel comfortable in. (not even an ad). 📸: @cynthiajonqueres 👙: @sh.swimwear
“women must not be blamed for short term “fixes” that harm our long-term health, since our life spans are invered under the beauty myth, and there is no great social or economic incentive for women to live a long time. a thin young woman with precancerous lungs( who smokes to stay thin) is more highly rewarded socially than a hearty old crone. spokespeople sell women the iron maiden( an intrinsically unattainable standard of beauty used to punish women for their failure to achieve and conform to it) and name her “health”: if public discourse were really concerned with women’s health, it would turn angrily upon this aspect of the beauty myth.”
For too long, we have been taught to find fault in our bodies, to hate ourselves and want to fix it.
we have been shamed into thinking that f*t is bad, cellulite is bad, pimples, wrinkles, different shaped bodies, different skin colours, different hair colours and types are bad.
the list of things that are “wrong” with us is endless, and it’s heartbreaking.
no one should be forced to hate themselves. no one should be told that being anything other than themselves is better.
we deserve love. period. every human, simply for being human, deserves deep love and respect.
our bodies go through seasons, just like the earth. each season is beautiful and offers different things at different times.
there is the season of youth, growing up and learning, seasons of spreading your wings and finding your place in this world, seasons of creation or parenthood, of slowing down, ageing and resting.
the seasons of our body are not linear. we may have period of winter in our body at a young age, where we require rest. we may have period of spring when we are elders, where we experience rebirth and new vitality for life.
each season we go through serves us, protects us, enlivens us.
wherever you are right now, celebrate yourself.
tag a friend below and show them some love too ❤️
If someone would’ve told me this was all possible... if someone would’ve told me that a 415 pound woman could not only lose over 260 pounds but fall madly in love with herself in the process... if someone would’ve shown me that hard work... works. if someone would’ve said keep going even when the scale doesn’t move ... if someone would’ve said stay in because you’re right on the other side of your breakthrough.... if someone would’ve said you’re so worthy of a healthy life and body... if someone would’ve said you’re not only worth the effort but your worth is deemed so much more valuable than you could fathom.... if someone would’ve told me that this journey is so much bigger than seeing movement on the scale... if someone would’ve told me... i’m telling you tonight. it’s time to wake up and step into your greatness. it’s never to late to start. gods mercies are new every single morning. you can have this. you deserve this. it’s time to claim your future.
i love you all so much!
Sunday mornings are for cleaning our apartment, so for a little while i'm a vacuuming p***y wearing demon (yep, i clean in my p*****s cuz i get so hot).
then i'm pooped. anyone feel like going back to bed? 😥
A reminder to drink your water and mind your business this thanksgiving holiday. if you see a f*t person in your family getting mistreated around the table, speak up on their behalf. we all deserve body autonomy. #thanksgiving #repost@shefitapparel with @get_repost
it happens all the time, everywhere. every time a plus size celebrity makes it to the news, keyboard warriors who deliver underhanded f*t shaming disguised as health concerns become a social media medical doctor and tout how unfortunate it is this person is so unhealthy. people look at plus size persons and talk about how they “really need to not let themselves go and should learn to eat a salad.” it seems society feels they have a free pass to make assumptions about your priorities surrounding health when there’s extra pounds on your body.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
but our bodies are ever changing and under a myriad of circumstances and what you see now is just one moment over the course of their journey. the body doesn’t tell the whole story of the person who is inside it. i’m still well into the plus sizes and a stranger could make all kinds of assumptions about my habits and health, but they don’t know the hundreds of dollars i spent on blood panels to investigate my health, the hours a week i do spend in a gym, the fact that i eat a squeaky clean, sugar free diet, or the weight i’ve already shed.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
and even if you’d seen me months before i started this so-called “fitness journey,” you’d never know the inner battles i was facing, the mental working myself up to being able to make dramatic life changes that were tied deeply to my mental health and sense of security, and you wouldn’t see the internal work going on as i warred with myself and fought daily battles in my mind exactly because i did care about my health but struggled to be strong enough to embrace a terrifying change. the shape of this vessel which carries me doesn’t show you to true inner workings of the person inside.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Lo primero que le dije a mi esposo cuando me tomó estas fotografías fue: "salgo súper mal, toda ojerosa y con unos ojitos". al decir esto inmediatamente mi ánimo se vino para abajo cuando minutos antes me había sentido inmensamente feliz por lo que mis ojos veían y por sentir la grandeza en mi al haber recorrido el camino hasta llegar a este punto de la montaña. ¿por qué cambiar un momento tan divino sólo por juzgar mi apariencia? en esta foto me veo feliz, sin maquillaje, sin peinarme, sin un outfit deportivo de moda y la comparto porque quiero acordarme siempre que mi apariencia es lo menos importante en momentos tan bellos como el que viví justo en esta foto.
soy feliz, soy fuerte y así como soy me siento agradecida e increíblemente afortunada 😊
the first thing i told my husband when he took these photos was: "i look very bad, look at the bags under my eyes". when i said this i inmediately felt sad, when a couple of minutes earlier i felt extremely happy because of the effort i made to get to this point of the mountain. why should i change such a beautiful moment just because i'm judging the way i look?
in these photos i look happy, with no makeup, messy hair, without a fashionable sport outfit and i'm sharing it to remind myself that my look is the least important thing when i'm enjoying myself like i did in this photo.
i'm happy, i'm strong and i feel so thankful and lucky because i am the way i am. 😊