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As I was passing the mirror this morning, I come to realise how many stretch marks I’m covered in.. First thought is to be disgusted in myself and think how ugly they are but as I move into the light, I see the shine from a new one forming, the jagged line that goes from the top of my tummy and down to the bottom.. This is when I realised that it’s normal, this is MY body and for years these lightning bolts have been with me through the greatest moments and darkest days and they’ve never judged me, instead every time a new one pops up, it’s letting me know that we’re changing together.
I’ve found this past year that I’ve fluctuated up and down in weight through the gym and food intake but as more little stripes have formed either on my stomach, arms and legs, they’re with me for life and I couldn’t be more proud of them. As I stand here looking back at myself, I cheer them on for how they’re not afraid to show who they are, for what they do to men and women’s bodies, for how they silently tell you that your body is changing for the good and bad but don’t be afraid. We all tend to fear or wish them away but instead embrace what they do for us as they are little road maps for all the journey’s you’ve taken to either better yourself or through struggling times. Don’t hate on them, in fact they’re with you wherever you go loving you back. 💗 #bodypositivity #loveyourself #stretchmarks #changes #effyourbeautystandards #empowering #formenandwomen #lovethem #bodypositive #differentshapes #differentsizes #skin #beingyou #loveyourcurves #curvygirl