I’m Fat Not Thick, I’m Not A BBW Nor Am I Phat...I’m Just FAT 🐷 Yes!!! I Love Myself More Then Anything In This World 🌎💕 And No I Don’t Give Any Fucks About Your NEGATIVE Opinions Of Me 🤷🏾♀️🖕🏾 I’m Going To Embrace Myself Naked Or With Clothes On, Either Way I’m A BEAUTIFUL MASTERPIECE 😍💚🌸 #bodypositivity#loveyourself#fatgirls#staytruetoself
151 33914 hours ago
When I was that smaller body, and active in restricting and purging in my eating disorder, I was generally accepted. Not to mention, I could find cute clothes in my size with ease, get seen by a doctor and have them actually take me seriously when addressing physical illnesses, and was no longer bullied for being fat (I was fat as a child and lost a great deal of weight at 14/15 years old). While I was struggling greatly with mental illness in that first image, I want to make the point that I was loved and accepted by many, and if I wasn’t, I was respected at the very least.
In that first photo, from 2011, I had a big heart. I was writing poetry and stories at the time. I had dreams about being an author one day. I so wanted to share my stories with the world. I had this passion in me - a spark of light and hope - that wanted to help others.
Now, fast forward to this year when the second photo was taken. I still have a big heart. I write poetry and stories. I still dream about being an author one day. And I still have that same passion in my heart to help and inspire others.
While I have grown up, while I am not longer 16 years old, while I have embraced recovery, while I have gained weight, while I am working on bettering my physical and mental health now, I am still that girl.
What I despise about society is that fat people are made out to be monsters - that because we take up more space, we deserve less. We are called ‘lazy’, ‘unimportant’, ‘ugly’. We are told we don’t deserve respect until we lose weight.
I think that’s unfair. And if you don’t get angry when you think about how that young girl in the first photo will grow up to be hated for simply existing, something is very wrong here.
Being fat is not bad. And while fat people are not asking for you to love them, or even like them, we ask for respect. Respect can mean supporting us. And respect can mean saying nothing if you have nothing nice to say at all.
I am not lost. I am not a monster. I deserve the same respect as a thin person does. I am not a skinny person trapped in a fat body. I am on my own journey, as are you. I am still Lexie. And I am so much more than what you see.
97 39945 hours ago
YOUR BODY IS NOT YOUR SLAVE
▪️it does not exist to serve you
▫️it does not deserve punishment when it doesn’t look exactly like ‘that model’ or ‘that fit insta chick’ (this took me a long time to understand)
▪️it does not deserve to be deprived of food which it needs
▫️it does not deserve to be forced to run endlessly and aimlessly on a treadmill to burn those calories from that binge session which you now feel guilty for
▪️it does not deserve to be filled with alcohol because you’re unhappy
▫️it does not deserve your scrutiny and judgement
▪️it does not deserve your hate
▫️your body has never stopped loving you
▪️even after everything you have put it through
▫️it continues to keep you alive
▪️it continues to get you through your worst and best moments
▫️all it asks in return for keeping you alive, is for you to give it what it needs to stay healthy
▪️if it wants water, drink the water. Fuck the fear of ‘bloating’
▫️if it wants the cheesecake at your best friends birthday, give it the cheesecake
▪️if it’s telling you ‘hell yeah we can smash that PB today, you’ve been treating me so good we can do this!’, then smash it!
▫️if it’s telling you ‘hell nah, I’m wrecked bro go to bed you ate and drank way too much/too little and I ain’t up for that’ then rest!
▪️your body isn’t your slave. It’s your friend. Treat it with respect and love, and you will receive that love back
Wearing @womensbest and loving it #transformationtuesday#keepingitreal#psychstace#wellness#transformation#dedicated#bodypositivity#bodypositive#strongnotskinny#bbg#bodygoals#fitness#inspo#progressnotperfection#muscle#training#girlswholift#s2bm#screwthescale
"Whatever is good for your soul, do that" *
Here’s my #mondaymotivation for Y’all looking for some guidance this week or pure inspiration....
I want talk about the importance of feeling good after coming off the weekend....believe it or not lol. *
Yesterday was my first day off in 20 some days and I laid in bed ALL day! snuggled with the pups and of course doing a little work 😉*
When I woke this morning, I realized I have to start be kinder to my body- There’s no if, and, buts about it....and that starts this week. (Just wait for it, I’ve got an amazing body challenge coming up!!! 😝)*
Taking a moment to stretch, a good morning breathing treatment or what I LOVE the most is doing a good flow....its gets me in a good head space making me the best and strongest I can be for ANY crazy week ahead, including the #holidays 😉*
I work so much and give so much to everything that I do- my business, my brand, my Instagram, that every Monday I need to give myself that moment of clarity. *
I get up, move my body, take a deep breath, and and start it all over- NOW I HAVE INTENT- and it feels amazing! ❤️*
This flow is a great combo between an entire yummy body stretch #stretchingforeveryone and a little work to get your blood pumping! ENJOY Xx Ashlee*
⭐️Outfit: @the_3bshop promo: PWA15 Tops: @aloyoga@aloyogastores ⭐️🎵 Future: Incredible
29 232811 hours ago
“ Practicing yoga is such a beautiful part of my life. There are days when everything that can go wrong,do; days where I question my self worth, days of doubt. But then I do Yoga and all of those bad days, suddenly become peaceful and I Find the answers that I’ve been looking for.
Yoga is about the feeling it gives you, the hope, the energy and light - not so much about how deep you can go in a backbend or split or about alignment.
Some days I do yoga completely over layered in clothing because my body is cold, or maybe it’s in leggings and a sports bra, sometimes I wear shorts, leotards, bathing suites or nothing. Yoga can be done anywhere and in anything. It does not discriminate, and nor should you.
I’ve seen so much negativity, and body shaming on posts where the Yogi is expressing her naked body completely. That it isn’t “Yoga”. What you see on a persons outside is how they feel on the inside and to me, to be able to share my naked body, clothes body, all covered in last nights pajamas body, etc. with thousands of you makes me feel BRAVE, PURE, CONFIDENT, STRONG and ENLIGHTENING. Do you know how hard it is for a woman to feel that way about herself? To share her body with the world? To feel comfortable in her own skin and turn her heard to negative comments? Harder then you think. So much work needs to be done internally. “ - @alexzandrapeters (edited a bit for context) .
Always send others LOVE, friends— it is truly what we are put on this earth to do 💕 We rise by lifting others up. .
105 239015 hours ago
✨💖Labels, Titles, Words That Hurt...💖✨
T/W: I was told that I wouldn't amount to much. I wasn't good enough. I was too fat, too unhealthy, too loud. I was called a pig, a cow, & I had chairs pulled from underneath me MULTIPLE times during my time in middle school. After awhile, I started to believe them. I started to think to myself, "well, if I'm being told this by multiple people almost every single day, maybe they ARE right." Words have weight, and although I have grown so much over the past few years, I still walk around with these labels at the back of my head. I still worry that people think I am ugly, or that I am not enough, or that I won't amount to anything because of my size. I still worry. But as I get older, I start to realize how I've let these words hold a lot of the power. I've let the words like FAT destroy me from the inside out , I've let the word FAT stop me from eating breakfast & lunch for months in hopes to lose weight, I've let a word that is really just a descriptor take over my entire exstience all because some assholes said it to me years and years ago. The same assholes that bullied me follow my account now. The same assholes that told me that I should just kill myself send me messages praising me for MY message now. I guess what I'm trying to say is that no matter all of the disgusting comments, messages, & words that have been said to me both online & offline mean everything & nothing at the same time, but I am learning how to deal with the hate & not let it control my life. I am reclaiming majority of these words & stripping them of the power they use to hold. Think about what you say before you say it, be a little kinder, & learn to love yourself first. We are all going through something. ----------------------------------------
To the ones who were bullied for years and years for the way they look, sound, EXIST, I hear you I see you I love you. We got this. 💖✨ #BodyPosiPower
103 14199 hours ago
“il n'est pas nécessaire d'éteindre la lumière de l'autre pour que brille la nôtre” by Gandhi ✨
Je crois que ce matin je vais me contenter d'un selfie et de cette citation...et puis non 📝
Parce qu'on vit dans un monde qui nous pousse à la compétition, la jalousie, l’envie.
Un monde qui nous fait croire qu'il n'y a pas de place pour tout le monde, que seul les premiers gagnent, que le bonheur ne se partage pas et qu'il est réservé à une partie de la population.
Un monde qui nous fait oublier ce qui est en nous, ce qui nous fait avancer ensemble, ce qui nous unis : L’Humanité 🌟
Alors n'oubliez pas, le bonheur on peut tous y goûter, voir quelqu'un heureux ne doit pas vous nouer l'estomac de jalousie, apprenez à vous délecter du bonheur des autres, inspirez vous mais ne jalousez pas ce qui n'est pas à vous.
Je vous disais en story que j'étais fière, fière de voir mes copines du web réaliser leur projet, @me_versus_me_ et la sortie de son livre, @gomarfithappiness et son site de coaching personnelle, ses nanas m'inspirent, elles m'inspirent à croire en mes propres rêves en ayant réalisé les leurs 🌟
Savoir être heureux pour les autres ce n'est pas donné à tout le monde, au sein de la même équipe, du même groupe d'amis et parfois même au sein d'une même famille, alors que finalement s'aimer ce n'est pas vouloir le bonheur de l'autre? [A méditer]
Enfin bref, je vous souhaite d'être heureux pour vous et pour les autres, ça permet d'avoir une double ration de bonheur 🎇❤️ Kiss and Bonheur mes IG 💋
I've been really grateful lately. Grateful for my life, my family, the body positive community, and a lot more. I'm excited about enjoying the holidays on my terms and not feeling bad about it. I'm excited about graduating with my associates in less than a month (!!!) and I'm really proud of myself for facing my anxiety a lot lately. Anyways, I just wanted to share this with y'all because I wanna show my good days in addition to the bad ones. Also, I know this picture is super blurry but it was my favorite out of the pictures I took because I think it really looks like me and reflects how I'm feeling 😊