Loading...
We forget that stretch marks, cellulite and some stomach fat is natural. We forget that we are born human and physically can't be perfect. We forget that God doesn't make us out of plastic and silicone. We forget to be flawed. 🌺
44 994 Yesterday
We forget that stretch marks, cellulite and some stomach f*t is natural. we forget that we are born human and physically can't be perfect. we forget that god doesn't make us out of plastic and silicone. we forget to be flawed. 🌺
“you just wanna post a pic in your underwear”.....
.
to which I answer: no, that’s not the purpose of this post.
the purpose is self-love & body image.
.
after years of wishing & trying to work towards the “perfect body” - I’m finally confident and perfectly content with my body. not just as it looks now - but going forward. no matter what.
.
does that mean I’ll no longer strive to be healthy? absolutely not. I will always give my body the love & nurture it needs and more importantly - DESERVES.
.
.
self-love // body image quotes to live by:
.
• “you’ve hated your body for so long, you’ve forgotten how beautiful you look to a stranger.”
• “dear body,
you were never a problem. there is nothing wrong with your size, your curves, your scars, your flaws, your stretch marks or you. it’s not your job to look like the people in magazines. it’s not your job to look ‘pretty’. you’re good enough already.”
• “in a society that profits from your self doubt, liking yourself is a rebellious act.”
• “is fat really the worst thing a human being can be? is fat worse than vindictive, jealous, shallow, vain, boring, evil or cruel? not to me.” - J.K. Rowling .
• “I have insecurities, of course. but I don’t hang out with anyone who points them out to me.” - Adele .
.
.
> pic on left is 2012 - pic on right is a few days ago & 10lbs heavier < .
.
#transformationtuesday #selflove #bodyimage #strongnotskinny #girlswholift #fitfam #curves #inmycalvins #latergram #atlanta
6 62 4 hours ago
“you just wanna post a pic in your underwear”.....
.
to which i answer: no, that’s not the purpose of this post.
the purpose is self-love & body image.
.
after years of wishing & trying to work towards the “perfect body” - i’m finally confident and perfectly content with my body. not just as it looks now - but going forward. no matter what.
.
does that mean i’ll no longer strive to be healthy? absolutely not. i will always give my body the love & nurture it needs and more importantly - deserves.
.
.
self-love // body image quotes to live by:
.
• “you’ve hated your body for so long, you’ve forgotten how beautiful you look to a stranger.”
• “dear body,
you were never a problem. there is nothing wrong with your size, your curves, your scars, your flaws, your stretch marks or you. it’s not your job to look like the people in magazines. it’s not your job to look ‘pretty’. you’re good enough already.”
• “in a society that profits from your self doubt, liking yourself is a rebellious act.”
• “is f*t really the worst thing a human being can be? is f*t worse than vindictive, jealous, shallow, vain, boring, evil or cruel? not to me.” - j.k. rowling .
• “i have insecurities, of course. but i don’t hang out with anyone who points them out to me.” - adele .
.
.
> pic on left is 2012 - pic on right is a few days ago & 10lbs heavier < .
.
#transformationtuesday #selflove #bodyimage #strongnotskinny #girlswholift #fitfam #curves #inmycalvins #latergram #atlanta
Photo via @sarashakeel

While there is absolutely nothing wrong with them (they are almost like a rite of passage), many women and men struggle with the appearance of stretch marks. 
Now, it may not be possible to completely eliminate stretch marks (unless you head to a dermatologist for the heavy duty stuff), you can help reduce the look of them naturally. ➕aloe vera: Aloe vera is a plant that helps regenerate skin tissue and as such it has miraculous healing properties. Take the fresh gel from the leaf and massage onto the area with stretch marks and leave on for 20-30 minutes. Do it daily and wash off with tepid water.
➕cocoa butter: The use of cocoa butter helps reduce stretch marks and I have seen that if used during and after pregnancy it makes the stretch marks disappear completely. The best time to use cocoa butter is at night, so massage it well into the skin and over a period of time you will find the stretch marks reducing and fading away.
➕cucumber and lemon: Lemon juice's natural acidity helps heal and reduce scars and cucumber juice provides the cool soothing effect leaving your skin fresh. Mix lemon juice and cucumber juice in equal parts, and apply the mixture on the affected areas till it gets soaked up by the skin. Let it be on your skin for approx. 10 minutes after which you can rinse it off using warm water.
➕almond and coconut oil: Use almond and coconut oil in equal quantities to reduce stretch marks. Massage it on the skin regularly.
➕apricot oil: Apricots have great exfoliating tendencies, which make them very effective when it comes to healing stretch marks. Take 2-3 apricots, cut them and take out the seeds. Crush the fruit into a paste and apply this mask on the stretch mark affected areas and leave it on for 15 minutes. Using warm water, wash it off and then repeat the process every day for a month to see results. Pure apricot oil has skin rejuvenating properties and therefore helps in reducing stretch marks. Massage onto the skin with some lemon juice for effective results.
➕castor oil: 
Continue in comment⬇️⬇️⬇️
.
.
.
@lilychoinaturalhealing
24 863 Yesterday
Photo via @sarashakeel

while there is absolutely nothing wrong with them (they are almost like a rite of passage), many women and men struggle with the appearance of stretch marks.
now, it may not be possible to completely eliminate stretch marks (unless you head to a dermatologist for the heavy duty stuff), you can help reduce the look of them naturally. ➕aloe vera: aloe vera is a plant that helps regenerate skin tissue and as such it has miraculous healing properties. take the fresh gel from the leaf and massage onto the area with stretch marks and leave on for 20-30 minutes. do it daily and wash off with tepid water.
➕cocoa butter: the use of cocoa butter helps reduce stretch marks and i have seen that if used during and after pregnancy it makes the stretch marks disappear completely. the best time to use cocoa butter is at night, so massage it well into the skin and over a period of time you will find the stretch marks reducing and fading away.
➕cucumber and lemon: lemon juice's natural acidity helps heal and reduce scars and cucumber juice provides the cool soothing effect leaving your skin fresh. mix lemon juice and cucumber juice in equal parts, and apply the mixture on the affected areas till it gets soaked up by the skin. let it be on your skin for approx. 10 minutes after which you can rinse it off using warm water.
➕almond and coconut oil: use almond and coconut oil in equal quantities to reduce stretch marks. massage it on the skin regularly.
➕apricot oil: apricots have great exfoliating tendencies, which make them very effective when it comes to healing stretch marks. take 2-3 apricots, cut them and take out the seeds. crush the fruit into a paste and apply this mask on the stretch mark affected areas and leave it on for 15 minutes. using warm water, wash it off and then repeat the process every day for a month to see results. pure apricot oil has skin rejuvenating properties and therefore helps in reducing stretch marks. massage onto the skin with some lemon juice for effective results.
➕castor oil:
continue in comment⬇️⬇️⬇️
.
.
.
@lilychoinaturalhealing
Bcz perfect is boring 
#Faryalmakhdoom
34 2,020 Yesterday
Bcz perfect is boring
#faryalmakhdoom
@fatgirlflow says:
93 1,941 6 days ago
@fatgirlflow says: "this. this is my favorite picture ever taken of me. not because i look d**n good in this bra and hat combo... but because i am at peace. nobody in the room hesitated or looked away when my belly was out. @heyboudie didn’t try to crop out my lower half as she photographed me. i felt beautiful. j saw me from across the room and said “your belly looks so cute”. my body is just my body. i don’t apologize for it or make excuses for it anymore. it is me and i won’t leave it behind ever again. it’s not a project, or a work in progress. it’s a perfect expression of who i am in this moment. this body and me, we’re together forever and we’re finally at peace. and that makes me so so happy." #feelgoodfeed
Wear labels. Just don't state them. 👊

This is all too real @wallflowergirlssays. #bodypositive #bodyimage
1 171 13 hours ago
Wear labels. just don't state them. 👊

this is all too real @wallflowergirlssays. #bodypositive #bodyimage
These images are taken 5 seconds apart from one another.

Most of the women or Instagram models who many of us idolize or spend time wishing we looked like are often photoshopping their photos or working their angles.

Be critical of what you see online.
Remember, many of us are too insecure to reveal the things society deems as “flaws”. It is incredibly rare to see a wxman embracing all parts of her body in our mainstream media.
Only SOME mainstream models and media sources have committed to avoiding photo editing and manipulating their photos.

I am so excited for the day where people are able to be represented in all of their diverse glory in our mainstream media.
Tummies, thighs, cellulite, eczema, wrinkles, physical/developmental/intellectual exceptionalities, alopecia, AND ALL OF THE OTHER BEAUTIFUL AND HUMAN THINGS THAT EXIST IN OUR SOCIETY.

I’m trying to commit LESS to rocking my “good angles” and trying to focus more on being UNAPOLOGETICALLY and PROUDLY MYSELF.

You are beautiful BECAUSE of all of the things that make you different, not in spite of 🌈🎉💕.
.
.
.
.
xo
31 1,286 2 days ago
These images are taken 5 seconds apart from one another.

most of the women or instagram models who many of us idolize or spend time wishing we looked like are often photoshopping their photos or working their angles.

be critical of what you see online.
remember, many of us are too insecure to reveal the things society deems as “flaws”. it is incredibly rare to see a wxman embracing all parts of her body in our mainstream media.
only some mainstream models and media sources have committed to avoiding photo editing and manipulating their photos.

i am so excited for the day where people are able to be represented in all of their diverse glory in our mainstream media.
tummies, thighs, cellulite, eczema, wrinkles, physical/developmental/intellectual exceptionalities, alopecia, and all of the other beautiful and human things that exist in our society.

i’m trying to commit less to rocking my “good angles” and trying to focus more on being unapologetically and proudly myself.

you are beautiful because of all of the things that make you different, not in spite of 🌈🎉💕.
.
.
.
.
xo
one is a circle (2018) what do you think? ·

#art #oilpainting #nycartist #wip #bodyimage #trippyart #transformation #weightloss
3 74 35 minutes ago
One is a circle (2018) what do you think? ·

#art #oilpainting #nycartist #wip #bodyimage #trippyart #transformation #weightloss