Confession time

Anne sitting in sports bra and leggings, belly rolls visible

I still have a long way to go.

So… I want to encourage you to respect and take care of your body regardless of how it look, not waiting until your reach a specific size.

And learn that it applies to me as well.

But it seems like I still have a long way to go – especially when it comes to dealing with how other people perceive my body.

On a day I felt good *in* my body I took a bunch of photos. I didn’t look in the mirror (it’s in the bedroom anyway, and S was sleeping). I allowed myself not to constantly think about sucking in my stomach and “flattering poses” – I allowed my body to relax and just be.

But afterwards…

Now, looking back at the pictures, insecurity has crept back in.

Rationally, I know my body has as much right to exist as the instagram models’… but at the same time we live in a time where culture idealises thin bodies. Like the majority of people, I have internalized that belief. I know I’m not very big (if you are, that’s okay too), but I still fall short compared to the ideal.

And that makes it scary to post pictures of my body. I end up going with the most “flattering” instead (meaning where my body looks smallest), chickening out. But I don’t want to let the shame win.

So here we go.

I don’t have all this #selflove #bodypositivity figured out, but I hope you’ll come along for the ride.

Do you want to learn with me?

Gif that says lots of love, Anne xx

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Confession time. On learning to love your body and messing up along the way #selflove #bodypositivity #mentalhealth

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  • I’ve been on and off of a weight loss journey for 4 years now! I really want to lose weight but obviously not enough and I rarely take photo’s anymore as I just don’t like to see myself anymore… it’s not nice but it just frustrates me and makes me feel pathetic for not doing more about it!

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