What if our feeds were filled with more “REAL” images like the one below?
It took me 1 hour to finally post the image that went viral!!! Let’s fill up Instagram with more images of real bodies that are “ready or not” for social media! Use the hashtag #isthatmybutt and we’ll repost ALL OF THEM on my story. Check out the post and share your realness.
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I almost deleted this picture. One, because I’m not one to post major booty shots, but really because my immediate reaction was “OMG that is not my butt.” I have one million photos of myself where I look at my booty and am like “Yea girl, get it” but the lighting and everything highlights every single dimple, stretch mark, and weird line from my shorts I was wearing and it was like looking at my butt under a microscope. I NEVER photoshop photos. I throw on a lighting filter and call it a day, so the good butt views and the bad are all real, this one was just REALLY upsetting at first. . As a personal trainer I always want to be an amazing example of strength for you girls, but often times strength is not in the physical as much as it’s in the emotional. So this is me being raw, real, and totally vulnerable. Sharing what I might consider one of the worst photos of me, but also one that reminds me of every step, struggle, and accomplishment that I’ve made throughout my journey. Losing 45lbs doesn’t mean you magically have a perfect body, free of cellulite or stretch marks. And women of ALL shapes and sizes have it too! We are all unique and our bodies are all completely different so you need to know it’s not just something reserved for someone with a few lbs to lose. . I am the strongest inside and out that I have ever been in my entire life. I honestly never think twice about the stretch marks on my butt or boobs or the cellulite that is there because I know I am working my butt off every day and living my best life. Those marks don’t define me. They don’t define my progress. And they absolutely don’t define my abilities as a trainer. . So here’s to posting the imperfect, embracing your beautiful bodies and all their “flaws” because without them we would not be the people we are today!
Witnessing and receiving positive and supportive comments from this powerful community of women is so inspiring. I can’t wait to continue to be vulnerable and share these moments with you.