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If you could travel back in time and tell your five-year-old I what the future holds for you, would you? What would you say? It's a tough question, but Sia Cooper focuses on fitness In a very personal post she revealed in a very personal post that she would tell her younger self that she was beautiful, regardless of the toxic comments she made even from those closest to her. (ICYMI, here's Cooper's story of why she removed her breast implants.)
Cooper, who runs a Fit Mommy journal, posted a childhood photo and added several comments in the background of the photo: the harsh words like "Your thighs look big," "Stop eating so much" and "Wear more." Makeup "is an intense contrast to her smile At the top of the photo is a statement in all caps:" Your words are important, "which reveals the intent of the post. (Related: This Fit Mom is on a mission to prove that everyone is shaking in a bikini) [1
Dear Sia, I want to tell you that you are so beautiful you However, you will grow up to hear things no child or teenager deserves to hear, your own mother will rip your self-esteem over the years, and you'll have to deal with the waves for the rest of your life you know, these words will have weight and lead you to a dark path If you are 14 years old, you develop an eating disorder because you think your thighs may be smaller You will hide your meals in your roomso she will not eat out of fear of another gross remark. They will annoy and cleanse themselves to feel better. You will always wonder if you are thin enough to be beautiful. If you are 18 years old, you will be suicidal because you were not worth yourself after years of emotional abuse. They will look for acceptance in the wrong places and reach the bottom. But you will get up again as always. When you are 20 years old, you will marry someone who emotionally abuses you because you have not learned how valuable you are and how you should be treated. They will eventually divorce this man and reach a new low. You visit a nursing school and learn to eat your emotions, which leads you to your first overweight. Within a year, however, you will lose weight quickly and drop to 100 pounds, and you want more. You have no balance because you have never learned how to do that. Your life has always been extremely extreme. But Sia, it's getting better. When you are 23 years old, you will meet the man you should be with and you will have a little boy and a girl. You know exactly what to say and what you should not tell your own children. You will learn to use your traumatic childhood to strengthen your motherhood. People often do not know that these little words are stuck. Children like you absorb these spells like a sponge and can either lead to a life of contentment or a life of heartbreak and disaster. Let your life be a story for others. Fight on. With love, 29 years old Sia
In the caption Cooper speaks directly to her five-year-old self: "Dear 5 year old Sia" She wrote. "I want to tell you that you are as beautiful as you are, but you will grow up and hear things no child or teenager ever deserves to hear."
She went on to describe how she did it Mother "tears" her self-esteem with venomous comments about her appearance. "Little does she know," Cooper wrote, "these words will have weight and lead you on a dark path."
This included an eating disorder at the age of 14, suicidal thoughts at the age of 18, and emotional abuse in the early 1920s, especially during her first marriage, Cooper informs. Soon after she divorced her first husband, she said she was struggling for balance in her life. "You visit a nursing school and learn to eat your emotions, which brings you to your first overweight," says Cooper. "However, within a year you will lose weight quickly and lose weight to 100 pounds and want more." (See also: This woman wants you to know that losing weight can not make you magically happy.)
After years of fighting both mentally and physically, Cooper found the balance and positivity she deserves. She met the man she wanted to "be with," she writes, and together they raise two beautiful children.
Cooper revealed a great deal about himself in this post, but she did not do it to gain sympathy or attention. She wants people to know that, no matter how much time passes, "those little words stay". Words such as "too fat" or "thunder thigh" or "fat pig" are not but only words. "Children like you absorb these spells like a sponge," Cooper wrote to her younger self, "and it can either lead to a life of contentment or a life of heartache and disaster." Regardless of how life develops, Cooper's viewpoint is that you are responsible for your journey. That there will be ups and downs and people may try to hurt you, but it is your responsibility to "make your life a story for others," she said. Their hardships can teach you valuable lessons, and it's up to you to share your wisdom with others and "keep fighting," Cooper wrote. "With love, 29 years old Sia."