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Learning to Love My Body When I Don't Love The Inside

REAL TALK: I had somebody tell me that my body was beautiful the other day and I had no idea how to react. πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ

As a male, I’ve never heard this before, and I’m sure as females you don’t hear this too often either (although we all deserve to hear it more ❀️)

My view on my body has been twisted for so long. I’ve worried about fat rolls, cellulite, stretch marks, lack of abs, and more. More importantly, my body has felt AWFUL on the inside for so long, it’s honestly been so hard to feel confident with how my body looks on the outside too. Can my invisible illness people relate? πŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈπŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ

While our bodies can be annoying and frustrating some days, we all need to learn to love the things that make it unique. I’m 5’11, 160 pounds, and I STILL have cellulite, stretch marks, and a fat roll or 2 when I sit down. If that tells you anything it’s that these things are NORMAL. These things are OK and should not be something we’re ashamed of.

After all, a body is just a body and it’s all that we’re left with at the end of the day. We ALL deal with some kind of insecurity but that doesn’t mean we should shame ourselves because of it. Treat yourself and your body how YOU deserve to be treated. If you wouldn’t like somebody else telling you the nasty things you think about your body then don’t say it to yourself either! Period! πŸ‘ŠπŸΌ

Self-love and self-care starts with YOU. I hope this photo and this little inspo helps a bit too 😌