Don’t let numbers dictate your life. You are so much more than an appearance. You are so much more than a body. You are worthy beyond what any number represents. The size of your jeans, the number on a scale, the number of calories you consume in a day, does not and will never define who you are as a person. I could give a hundred other examples, but I think you get the point. Big thanks to @_hersociety for this powerful movement💕
015: “I started transitioning when I was probably 14 or so. I’ve gone back and forth over the years whether I wanted to have my sex changed. At first, I thought once I have the surgery dating will be so much easier. If I have the surgery I will be able to meet the right guy and I will be happy. But I’ve since come to realize that SRS isn’t for everyone. I have grown to love the skin I’m in and I don’t need to change that to find happiness within someone else.”
First photoshoot photo of my Aloy cosplay at @magic_monaco !!! Photo was taken by @lescargotgraphe 😁 I love how the photo shows that there are so many details in this costume!
However... I won't lie about it. The first thing I saw on this photo was my belly. And I immediatly hated that. Because I look fat and I shouldn't wear a costume like this.
But hey???? That's a complete wrong way of thinking! Body image and insecurities about my body have always been a huge thing for me. It's getting better and being positive about my body is super important but it's a very difficult journey to get there.
So, I'm not too fat for this costume, I felt DAMN good wearing it! And there is no size limit to cosplay. Also no age limit! So let's see this photo in a new light, I did it, I went out there and just did it! Let's all cosplay whoever we want, and don't let society's standards stop us from doing what we love and what brings us joy. I'm Aloy, and I'm proud of it!
How about you? Do you also struggle with body image problems and with eating and dieting? You're not alone!!! And if you want more inspiration about bodypositivity definatly check out my friend's account @bodypositiveliving_nl 💜 .
Confidence isn’t walking into a room thinking you are better than everyone, it’s walking in not having to compare yourself to anyone at all. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The key to success is to never give up! 🔑 Whether your goal is weight loss, career promotion, or fulfilling a lifelong dream - keep focus on your end goal, no matter how many hurdles you have to jump. Patience and Consistency 👍🏼 ..
Left photo taken June 2018, Right photo taken March 2019.
112 minutes ago
You see those eyes? Do you see those circles under my eyes? You see this skin? You can long list all that in this photo does not look perfect! Never allow people to point out your shortcomings as something horrible and not acceptable! This is quite normal, because no one in this world is perfect. Your shortcomings are not just what sets you apart from other people, it is something beautiful, because that is what, and maybe not only that makes you YOURSELF! THE WAY YOU ARE, BEAUTIFUL AND UNIQUE! Love yourself and everything will be great! #feminism#feminismblog#bodypositive#womenpower#girlpower#bodypositiveblog
PCOD sucks man. For real. Especially when you have Insulin Resistance to top it off.
I get multiple DMs that say that -
. ✅So basically, you work hard, eat less & still look quite unfit (only non lean type)
✅Lower the carbs, lower the fat, eat water.
✅Take all these meds. Maybe don't take any meds?
✅Lose all that hair on your scalp or grow some on your face.
✅Don't stress out! Oh, but doesn't PCOS cause anxiety for no apparent reason at all?
✅Experience excruciating pain & mood disorders every 28 days IF somehow you've regulated your menstrual cycle.
✅And if, if by any chance you ge to the late 20s/30s - want to get pregnant? It'll take years.
✅Got pregnant? Here's Gestational Diabetes Mellitus for you.
✅No GDM? No problem! Insulin resistance will give ya diabetis anyway.
✅Like a cherry on top - does anyone know what exactly causes it? Nope. Not yet.1 in 6 women have it & we're still stuck on not yet. That's just wonderful now, isn't it?
I'll tell you why I'm okay with having them (most days) -
✔️If I didn't have PCOS & IR - I would've probably continued the crap lifestyle I was living before the it hit me.
✔️Might not be visibly fit but you bet your ass, I'm healthy. BMI: normal, symptoms: controlled. Yay.
✔️I started taking care of myself pretty early (some people don't start till they're 30) so that's a good thing, I guess
✔️The MINDSET - OOLALA, I don't see a lot of results (I mean initially the change was massive) & I still keep going. Ya? I'M NOT A QUITTER. WILL NEVER BE. Not just with sweating but in lot of areas of life. I'm a very different person now.
✔️IT INTRODUCED ME TO BODY ACCEPTANCE & self love. I don't say unkind things to myself that often anymore (Slip sometimes such as 45 minutes ago).
✔️Why are you worried about not being able to eat junk food everyday? It's called junk.
✔️It's manageable. Hi, I'm the proof.
✔️Gave me a peek into medical care of such disorders. Will help me be the doctor
So, #cysters , we'll be fine. Research is in the works, meds are coming & working out is awesome for all bodies, irrespective of PCOS & what not.
Un'altra giornata di disperazione_
Monokuma is my religion lol
214 minutes ago
If you’ve ever wondered how to be successful at any and everything you do, this is it right here. Self discipline & consistency. Sometimes pursing a goal can be really tough, or boring, or tedious, or straight up miserable. Even if it is something we believe we are wildly passionate about. There will be moments when we change our mind, we think ‘maybe I don’t want this after all.’ We think we can’t do it, there’s not enough time, enough money, it’s too hard. Discipline & consistency. It’s up to us to see it through.
The drops of rain make a hole in the stone, not by violence, but by often falling. - Lucretius
Illustration for @xviaverano 💛 hand-dyed buckwheat-hull meditation cushions made by my dear friend Caroline. I love collaborating with C-mac--she's one of those people who is sincerely walking the path of creativity and freedom, and she's always honest about the hard and joyful steps along the way. + + +
“When inspiration has become hidden, when we feel ready to give up, this is the time when healing can be found in the tenderness of pain itself.” - Pema Chrödrön