How My Fitness Journey Gave Me The Strength to be Body Positive!

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Ashley has made an amazing transformation, here is a little motivation from her! Follow her on Instagram at @transforming_me702 and check out our Instagram for more inspiring stories daily!

“The other day sucked. Really bad. I was in my own head just thinking so negatively about my body. About my saggy stomach and my droopy butt. My thighs that hang, arms that flap, and my deflated boobs. What triggered this negative thought process was going shopping for clothes. I don’t feel comfortable in 90% of the clothes that are in style or that I think are cute. Unless I am covered with 3/4 length sleeves and down to my ankles, I’m unhappy. I feel so limited but why? Why do I care what other people think about my body? If they can see my belly wrinkles in a crop top or my wiggly arms in a tank, who cares?! Why do I care? This body is MINE.

This body has carried me through 28 years of life. It has been abused, it has grown a child, it has managed to lose 140lbs with proper nutrition, it has been shamed and made fun of, but boy it has also been loved. I have the most amazing husband and daughter I could ever ask for. They love me for me and all that I am. The good, the bad, and everything in between. Just the thought of how unconditional their love for me makes me tear up. I need to start loving me like they love me.

We are given one life, one brain, one body. Why do we spend so much time sabotaging the one beautiful miracle we have in this life, ourselves. We act as if this life is just a dress rehearsal and that we’ll have another chance to live again. We won’t, we only have this moment and aren’t guaranteed the next, let’s stop spending time with the negative thoughts and harsh words. Let’s be happy, let’s love, let’s live.
Who’s with me? #bodypositive time.”