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  • emilyskyefitSometimes I look like the pic on the left, sometimes times I look like the pic on the right. - I don't always have abs or look lean and I'm never "perfect".
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    So many people are aiming for this idea of "perfection"... but what exactly is perfection?
    I used to beat myself up for not being perfect (whatever that is). I'd actually feel like my "worth" was less if I didn't look a certain way. My goal at one stage was to get rid of my belly fat so that when I sat I'd have no "rolls" - now I see how ridiculous and superficial I was being. Yes there's no denying, I like to look good, as most people do but it's not healthy when it becomes an obsession and your "self worth" is attached to your appearance.
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    I've just returned from being overseas for a month. I ate what I wanted and enjoyed it, I also gained a bit of extra body fat which isn't a big deal because my lifestyle nowadays isn't about restricting myself & I like it that way. 😝#noregrets .
    Life isn't perfect and neither are we. I love myself no matter how I look and it's this self love that motivates me to make changes in my life so I can feel my best... like exercising and eating nutritious food (& treats for mental health hehe). 😝
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    I was once sitting at a fitness shoot and was told by someone (while pointing at my belly) "Fitness models don't have belly rolls when they sit" - I was so upset about this & felt so inadequate and this only led to me being more obsessed with being "perfect" or as "lean" as I could be.
    Nowadays I know better. My priority is how I feel mentally and physically and I won't sacrifice that to look a certain way OR to get the approval from anyone else!
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    Please consider what goes into a photograph you see online or in magazines... and also what goes into looking a certain way, for example; posing, angles, lighting & even photoshopping! A lot of what we see in these images is not "healthy" or "realistic" and comparing ourselves will never do us any good.
    Focus on your health - mental and physical and focus on being YOUR best.
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    #perfectnever .

  • aedison.targaryanIt is better to be authentic. We're only humans. Cool
  • sophiejmorris@amydawson11 love this 🙌🏼🙌🏼
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  • kelzjadee@charnay.doyle makes me feel so much better 😂👏
  • sylviekara10Thank you for sharing your thoughts with the utmost sincerity. We can all relate to your story. Let's enjoy and embrace life! Love yourself unconditionally! Have a great weekend!! Xx
  • evelinasorayaYou're Funny, genuine and authentic. Well said @emilyskyefit. Nobody and no body is perfect. #screwperfectbody #inwithhealthybodymindsoul 😊
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  • hodahassan992@aya_samir1 h3yat 😂😂
  • fidanzata1Well said! 👌
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  • abdallah_josef_rakich@emilyskyefit THATS HOW I FEEL ABOUT IT TOO! 😎❤️❤️
  • jessmaoMy god I love this post!!! And you!!! 😍🙌🏼🙌🏼 #preach
  • nathalia_pThanks for this post @emilyskyefit 🙏🏼
  • cfm.3Thanks for this post, thanks to be you: perfectly imperfect ! 😌👌🏾✨
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  • be_mo_fitLOVE this!! Thank YOU!!!
  • anitaburrYou're the best😍💚
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