CONFESSION 3.. let’s talk about CONFIDENCE & BODY POSITIVITY. Where do I begin? I was never a naturally thin person. I was overweight as a child and I was BULLIED!! Sadly, I suffered from an eating disorder when I was 11 (very dark times for me) I got through it on my own..then afterwards, my metabolism was shot so it was hard for me to maintain my weight. My weight has always fluctuated. But I truly began to love working out and eating healthy. (But still I WANT LOVE to enjoy life & food & YOU CAN DO THIS IN BALANCE!!.)
It took many years to repair the damage the media & bullying had on my body image. It wasn’t only till I learned to love myself I was able to maintain weight that I AM HAPPY WITH!! Even though I’ve lost some weight it no longer defines how I feel about myself as a person. Now when people compliment my body I appreciate that! BUT IT took years of time & effort plus just accepting I am naturally going to have thick thighs & there is NOTHING WRONG WITH THIS!
ANYWAYS THE POINT OF THIS MESSAGE: ALL BODIES ARE BEAUTIFUL! This is my message. CLEARLY I AM NOT PERFECT BUT I LOVE MYSELF. Lots of time spent in the gym & working on myself helped my body image- but healing that inner child also does wonders for your confidence! This is the first year I am really getting comfortable behind the camera. IT TOOK AWHILE TO GET HERE!! ❤️
ALSO I’M 5’1 SO I THOUGHT I COULD NEVER “photograph well” ITS ALL IN THE MIND !! YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A RUNWAY MODEL TO TAKE A GREAT SHOT!