A former bodybuilder and fitness blogger has gone viral for all the right reasons after she uploaded an inspirational picture and message online.
Molly Galbraith shared the image of her in her underwear, doing makeup in the mirror to share her take on how people should view their bodies.
The fitness enthusiast believes that it isn’t about ’embracing flaws’ but instead changing the way we look at ourselves entirely.
32-year-old Molly explained in the post:
I’m NOT embracing my flaws in 2017.
Why? Because I’m not the one who decided they were flaws to begin with.
That narrative was handed to me as a very young girl. It’s a narrative that made me feel self-conscious and like I was bigger than all of the other girls. It’s a narrative that made me feel ashamed of, embarrassed by, and apologetic for my body…
I have cellulite on my legs, stretch marks on my hips, butt, and breasts, and some jiggle on my belly — and the world constantly wants me to believe this is not OK.Advertisement
But I won’t subscribe to someone else’s standards and ideals for MY body.
So, instead of embracing what someone else determined to be a flaw of mine, I choose to embrace my whole, flawless body.
Molly has a long history of sending out body positive messages, and considering the range of physiques she has previously worked to achieve she is probably a decent authority to talk on the topic.
It really is a matter of perspective…
So if you do work out religiously, do it because you love your body, not because you hate it.
Way to go Molly, keep spreading the good word!