So.. I was pretty apprehensive about posting the second photo, due to my saggy skin and frowning belly button. But you know what? Pffffffffft! What ever. If it makes you frown, well, your expression will match my tummy.

Anyways, LOOK AT THOSE ABS! Before I only had the top two peaking through, but now I have the centre line all the way down and the side definition is coming through as well 😄 so happy!

It’s not easy. But learning to take care of myself is perhaps the most important thing I’ve ever done. As NOTHING in my life isn’t impacted positively by it. Don’t do yourself the disservice of believing you are somehow exempt. That either by your nature or circumstance you cannot be kind to yourself. As nothing in your life isn’t impacted by that either. And even if it’s just reminding yourself to breathe in and out, and learning new self-definitions to replace the old track that no longer serves you— you can do that. In fact, you’re the only possible hero in that story.
—  Erin Brown
Do you suppose it matters to our Heavenly Father whether your makeup, clothes, hair, and nails are perfect? Do you think your value to Him changes based on how many followers you have on Instagram or Pinterest? Do you think He wants you to worry or get depressed if someone unfriends or unfollows you on Facebook or Twitter? Do you think outward attractiveness, dress size, or popularity make the slightest difference to the one who created the universe? He loves you, not just for who you are this very day, but for the person of glory and light you have the potential and desire to become.
—  Dieter F. Uchtdorf

my thighs touch and my stomach isn’t flat and my ribs and collarbones aren’t visible anymore but that’s okay because I’m truly happy and that’s all that matters 

When you teach your daughter, explicitly or by passive rejection, that she must ignore her outrage, that she must be kind and accepting to the point of not defending herself or other people, that she must not rock the boat for any reason, you are not strengthening her prosocial sense; you are damaging it—and the first person she will stop protecting is herself.
—  Martha Stout, The Sociopath Next Door
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