Just a bit of a boast! :D

Before my shower I looked at myself in the mirror. I usually try to avoid this because it usually ends in me being depressed. But today I looked at myself and I, without hesitation, said “damnnn girl! You sexyyy you fiiiine! Whats yo numbaaa!?”

This is the first time in 5 years that I’ve looked in the mirror and been happy about how I looked…

So yeah, just wanted to share that ☺️☺️☺️☺️

I’ve been working really hard to practice what I preach, and to love my body for what it can do AND what it looks like. These past few years have been filled with a lot of struggles in regards to my body image. I’ve always seen myself as a little too much of one thing, not enough of another, but I’m getting the hang of this whole “love yourself” thing as time goes on.
This was the first year I’ve been able to wear a bikini and actually like how I look in it. It’s a big step, and it took busting my butt in the gym 5-6 days a week to get here, but I made it. Still have a lot more to go, but I got this far. 💪👙

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
—  Franklin Roosevelt (via Smile, Sugar.)

Trying to be #bodypositive as I #workout and do #fitgirl. I’m sure I’ll get more #confident as time passes but tbh this is the first time I’ve ever worn a #swimsuit that didn’t have a skirt 😖;;. #fashion #modcloth @modcloth #summerbreak #pinkhairdontcare #confidence #iknowmyvalue #collegelife #college #hilife #hawaii #swimming #fitgirlhawaii #fitness #getfit #himedere #ootd #selfie #vintage

People who love themselves, don’t hurt other people. The more we hate ourselves, the more we want others to suffer.
—  Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing (via Smile, Sugar.)
10 best quotes to love yourself

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 1. “To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself heaven. Don’t wait until you die. If you wait, you die now. If you love, you live now.” - Alan Cohen

2.  “Love yourself. Forgive yourself. Be true to yourself. How you treat yourself sets the standard for how others will treat you.” -  Steve Maraboli

3. “Spend time understanding who you are, after all the only person your ever going to truly live with; is yourself.” - Nikki Rowe

4.  “You are responsible for who you become… Love yourself, Like your speed; Leave your scars; Live your skills!” - Israelmore Ayivor

5.  “If you are not yourself, you have nothing to offer the world but a cheap imitation of someone else.” -  E'yen A. Gardner

6. “My job, my only job here in this moment, is to love myself and, by extension, to love others. My job is just to live and to realize that to live is to love.” - Vironika Tugaleva

7.  “Being lonely and loving your own company are two very different things. Don’t ever get them mixed up.” -  Zaeema J. Hussain

8. “Self-love is meant to be your foundation. It is your birthright. Once you get it – once you really feel what it is like to love yourself… to fall in love with yourself – you might never want to leave this stage.” - Annette Vaillancourt

9. “We must be free, but to have real freedom, you must be wild and free yourself.” - Bryant McGill

10.  “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” -  Howard Washington Thurman

Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.
—  Louise L. Hay, You Can Heal Your Life (via Smile, Sugar.)