"Don't weigh yourself. Throw out the scales. Your weight doesn't matter. But here, let me weigh myself to prove to you that you don't need to" 😂 . . Seriously though, there was a stage where I needed to throw them out! I spent years staring at that number thinking it meant something - how beautiful, desirable, valuable, popular I was. I was "more" of those things if the number was getting smaller. I was less of them and had less value if the number got bigger 😢... I used it to measure my worth. I would tell myself "If I can just get under 60kg, all these good things will happen. I will be better". . . Scales can sometimes be useful if used correctly, as one form of measurement in a weight loss journey. But weight is only one part of it and not necessarily the best measurement. It has taken me a long time to realize that it's just a number and that number has zero bearing on how good or happy your life is. Emotional and psychological issues don't magically evaporate when you hit that goal number you've got in your mind. Only you can control or improve those things, through your actions and thoughts. That number doesn't tell you how kind you are, how intelligent or funny you are, how strong you are or how much you mean to your loved ones. It has no connection to your worth. So please don't give it that power 😘 #bodypositive #bodypositivity #lifting #weights #progressnotperfection #strong #healthyliving #loveyourself #progress #transformation #throwback #lifestyle #healthymom #happymom #tbt #fitmom #fitnessjourney #screwthescale #iifym #macros
When I put this photo together my first thought was "my progress isn't as good as others I've seen". Old habits die hard hey! The other day someone accused me of hating on myself because I had pointed out that I have cellulite and stretch marks etc in my photos. I was really taken aback by the comment because in my mind, when I mention those things, I'm trying to remind myself and others that it's normal to have them and they aren't a measure of your fitness, health or more importantly your worth. I'm definitely not hating on myself 🙅🏻 However, it made me wonder if people assume that once you have an account with a reasonable following, you magically lose your insecurities, or you have boundless self confidence. This just isn't the case. Over the past two years I've slowly learned to love myself again regardless of what my body looks like and I'm probably the most confident I've ever been (heck I just bought a thong bikini for my upcoming holiday), but I still have some insecurities which is perfectly normal. I want to be relatable and realistic about health and fitness so I'm never going to censor part of me to make my page all rainbows and unicorns, because then I wouldn't be authentic and I wouldn't be staying true to who I am. And I'd also probably just seem like a giant douche canoe too 🚣🏻♀️and there's enough of those on insta as it is 😉 #transformationtuesday #momswholift #fitnessmom #bodypositive #positivelife #healthandwellness #transformationpic #progresspic #progressnotperfection #loveyourskin #healthymind #lifting #weights #iifym #strengthtraining #beforepic #screwthescale #beforeandafter #macros #bbgcommunity #bbgprogess
Своей историей Карина ещё раз доказывает: цифры на весах — это просто цифры. «Мне потребовалось много времени, чтобы понять: они не имеют никакого отношения к тому, насколько я хороша или счастлива». Важно любить себя всегда и на всех жизненных этапах. То, сколько вы весите, обозначает только небольшой отрезок вашего пути к цели. А таких отрезков будет ещё очень много.