Photo: Instagram / @ Kayla_Itsines
The way we talk about women's bodies has changed drastically, mainly for the physically positive movement, which is still strong And more women are no doubt seeing bodies like theirs, represented by big brands and in the media. But that does not mean that acceptance of the body is not always easy.
One of the biggest struggles women face is comparison with other women. Instagram influencers and models serve "#bodygoals" through their perfectly curated posts. It is easy to be consumed by negative thoughts about one's own body while looking in the mirror. (See: This woman's wife will inspire you to accept yourself as you are)
When you feel that way, you feel & # 39; not alone, but fitness and wellness queen, Kayla Itsines is here to remind you why this way of thinking seriously harms your body image. "I've seen so many women looking at other women and saying, 'If I looked like her, I'd be happy' or 'If only I had that – I'd be happy,' she wrote in a powerful Instagram post  But the truth is, like Itsines wrote, "You'll never look like someone else but yourself, and you'll never have something you do not work for." (Related: I survived the Kayla Itsine BBG training program – and Now I'm stronger in * and * out of the gym.
"Instead of wanting anything other than what you have now, focus on YOU," she continued. "Focus on your life, yours Body, change your mindset and you can set goals that you can achieve. "(Associated: Kayla Itsines shares the # 1 thing people do wrong about transform photos)
If at the end of the day you're always focused on being different, you'll miss about everything you're looking for right now They do, as Itsines says, "They will always be just YOU – be the best version of yourself and continue to work on yourself. Look at you and feel PROUD! "