En el mundo moderno, ser llamado “delgado” es un cumplido y ser llamado “gordo” es un estigma. Pero, contrariamente a esta creencia popular, ser flaco no equivale a estar en forma. De hecho, las personas delgadas que no hacen ejercicio con regularidad son propensas a tener bajos niveles de aptitud física, bajo tono muscular y disminución de la resistencia. Recientemente, se conoció la noticia de las grandes marcas que comenzaron a prohibir a los modelos de talla cero, lo que generó bastante expectativa.
El tamaño del cuerpo no puede decidir el nivel de belleza o estado físico. Por lo tanto, les traemos algunas almas inspiradoras que no solo desafiaron la antigua creencia de que la belleza radica en el tamaño, sino que también promueve la idea de estar saludable y en forma como algo más importante.
1. De casi 38 kilos a casi 50 kilos
my journey from skinny to strong ?? here's my #transformation to my non German speaking followers ☺️ I have to admit that its a big effort for me to share the picture on the left with you. Why? Because I felt ashamed of myself, but then I thought, if i could only reach one girl or boy out there, it would be worth sharing this! You're not alone with your illness and it doesn't show weakness admitting you have a problem and asking for help. It only shows strenghts and I am proud of my transformation. ?? The picture on the left shows me at my lowest weight of 83lbs/38kg. It was taken exactly five years ago in Italy. The right one shows me today, with my current weight of 110lbs/50kg. But weight was not the only thing I gained. Through my recovery I also gained happiness and health and I gained mental freedom. Back in the days, I hardly ever ate any carbs and my life was consumed by the thoughts of food and the number on the scale. I was only eating 200-500kcal a day and was obsessed with the fear of gaining weight. My inner voice was too strong and kept telling me I needed to be thin to be adorable. Nowadays its sometimes hard for me to identify myself with this girl and I often ask myself why I didn't realise earlier how much harm I was doing to myself. But my body wasn't the only thing that changed during the last five years, above all, my mind did and I found a new passion: going to the gym and lifting weights! ?? Today I love taking care of my body because it really is the only place I have to live in! Eating healthy, working out and staying fit is part of my daily routine nowadays. I know it can be hard to seek for help, but sometimes it's the only way to win the war against yourself! I know you can do this! You deserve to live your life in happiness and therefore you should fight for it! It will totally be worth it, I promise ❤️ #believeinyourself #goforit #youcandothis #motivation
Esta mujer dice: “El peso no es lo único que gané”. “A través de mi recuperación, también obtuve felicidad y salud, además, obtuve felicidad mental”.
2. Un viaje de casi 47 kilos a casi 57 kilos
Can I be cringe and say I got emotional when I compared these two photos lol ? A massive #throwbackthursday to 2015 when I underate, overtrained and genuinely didn't have a bloody clue. I was so unconfident in myself and had unhealthy relationships with food. I never EVER could have imagined that I'd be able to change my body (and my mindset) the way I have, genuinely ? I never thought that I "gave enough". I never thought I "did it right" because I wasn't training how she was.. or counting macros.. or eating *clean* enough. I messed up so many times during these 1.5 years of my fitness journey and have always been hard on myself.. but looking back, I'm sooooo proud. And I'm proud to say I'm proud ? You don't need to be perfect or even NEAR perfect to achieve your goals and transform you body/life. Sure, you do have to work hard. But I promise you can still mess up, eat the things you love, miss your gym sessions and be a normal human, too. Fitness and ~health~ should be a fun addition to your life, rather than the whole of it. If you take one thing from this caption, its that you only have to eat kale if you like it lol. Fitness looks different on everyone and I swear to god if I can do it, so can you!!!!! I promise (cos I am legit the queen of sleep, carbs, and general laziness) Much love ❤️ #transformation (ps I'm 5'5)
Ahora ella dice: “Un año y medio de mi viaje de condición física y siempre he sido dura conmigo misma. Pero, mirando hacia atrás, estoy muy pero muy orgullosa”.
3. Casi 47 kilos a casi 60 kilos
Before anyone whips out the "I like the before pic better" comments, read the following: – 1st pic: 2008 / 47kg This is before I started strength training. I was only doing cardio & I was obsessed with being as skinny as I could be. I was starving myself & was really unhealthy & unhappy. I suffered depression & had terrible body image. 2nd pic: 2016 / 60kg I now weigh 13kg more, I lift heavy weights & do a little bit of HIIT. I dont do ANY long cardio sessions & I eat more than I've ever eaten in my life. I'm also happier, healthier, stronger & fitter than I have ever been. I no longer obsess over the way I look. I eat & train to feel my best, for overall "health" & longevity. I LOVE having muscle & I feel more confident than ever. When I first started lifting weights 7 years ago, I was finally starting to become healthy & happy for the first time in my life. I had friends at the time telling me I wasn't healthy & was taking it "too far". – This devastated me & had me in tears! I couldn't believe that the people who were supposed to love me weren't happy for me even though I was obviously much happier & healthier than I'd ever been. Luckily I decided not to listen to their put downs and kept going with my new healthy lifestyle & here I am today the best I've ever been, and I no longer have those "so called" friends. I now surround myself with positive, supportive people who are true friends to me! I love my life & I'm so grateful I decided to make those changes several years ago & committed to my healthy lifestyle. Now I'm able to help others become their best too! ? – My F.I.T. Programs that I created are all based around strength training & HIIT – it's what's given me & thousands of other ladies amazing, healthy, lasting results. (Click the link in my profile to join!) ☺️ Exercise & eat nutritious food because you LOVE yourself & know that you deserve to be your best. Try not to focus on being "skinny" & just focus on your overall health – mental & physical. Don't listen to anyone who tries to bring you down. Surround yourself with positive, supportive, like-minded people & always do what makes you happy regardless of what anyone else thinks! ?? .
“Trata de no concentrarte en ser ’flaco’ y solo concentrate en tu salud general; es decir, mental y física. No escuches a nadie que intente abatirte”.
4. Una transformación inversa para bien
Body builder to body lover. This isn't your typical transformation photo. I went from being controlled by my grueling…
“De fisicoculturista a amante del cuerpo”.
5. De casi 42 kilos a unos saludables casi 56 kilos
“Quería ganar peso y ser feliz con mi cuerpo, sin importar cuántas chicas intentaran derribarme.”
6. De un cuerpo monótono a uno fabuloso
“Deje los hábitos que me estaban frenando”.
7. ¡Sé feliz y come chocolate!
A little flashback Friday action for you. This caption will be long and won't fit, so if you'd like to read please find the rest in the comment section….The left side was me at the start of the peak of my career. My first proper fashion week where I was actually the size I needed to be. I was booking amazing shows that one never thinks they actually could, walking with girls who I once looked up to, it was a serious adrenaline rush…but after fainting one night in my apt whilst preparing one of my very low cal meals (I think it was 20 pieces of steamed edamame if I remember correctly), I called it quits with the diet and workout regime I was put on and decided I could do it on my own. I thought to myself, I can still be this thin, but I'll just eat a little more so I don't feel so horrible. Well, eating a little more turned into eating nearly a bag full of almonds, which then turned into eating full size meals, which then turned into a full blown binge. I was craving every single food you could imagine and I was giving in to every craving even though I knew this was such an important time in my career. I made it through NYFW okay, no one had noticed any weight gain, but by the time I had gotten the LFW I could see the pounds starting to show both in the mirror and on the measuring tape, but I kept quiet obviously not wanting to sabotage myself. I found myself going to the grocery store and picking up raw vegetables to try and make up for the near two week binge I had in NY, but I didn't see any weight coming off no matter how "healthy" I was eating and no matter how many workouts I fit in. MFW came and I knew I was bigger and by bigger I mean a 35.5in hip rather than the 34.5in hip I started with in NY, I played it cool and just pretended everything was normal. I did end up booking shows, Dolce & Gabbana being one of them. Which I afterwards received online criticism about my thighs looking fat…Anyways PFW came about, and I found it impossible to resist those chocolate croissants ? I went on many a casting with one exclusive option being on my schedule, but after meeting the client I knew the reason for me not nailing the gig, my size…
“Lentamente, lentamente, estaba entrenando la verdadera forma de mi cuerpo. Mi yo natural, no mi ser forzado,” dijo.
8. De casi 39 kilos a casi 64 kilos
My transformation *January 2016->Recent (2017) A HUGE 50-60pound difference (85->140lbs) ??????FOOD IS FUEL! In the past I struggled with restriction for many years! Looking back I laugh, I will never understand how I ever convinced myself that being "thin" would bring happiness and help me feel like I would be accepted. Little did I know that lifting weights, not killing my body with HOURS of cardio everyday and eating enough would get me to the body I had ALWAYS wanted. Most importantly lifting has gotten me to live my dream of just being HAPPY and HEALTHY! ?I've completely turned my life around and found that FOOD IS KEY to success for getting stronger, building muscles, and becoming healthier overall. I hope to show everyone that IT IS POSSIBLE TO ACHEIVE ANYTHING! Make a list of your goals, NO EXCUSES! Just go, start working for them! Send me a message with any questions, I want to help everyone achieve their goals because you're all amazing and so worthy of being fit and happy ? #transformation
“La comida es combustible”.
9. Se transformó de 53 kilos a casi 59 kilos
I know I've shared this before but I'm sharing it again because it seemed to resonate with a good amount of people. . On the left was a couple weeks after I had broken my jaw, and had lost over 10 lbs. initially. On the right is a week or so ago. Now, I have never been someone to fixate on my actual weight, I didn't even own a scale until last year. But, for whatever reason, seeing that lower number on the scale messed with my head a little bit. I knew I needed to gain back the weight, but I think there is this automatic association that weighing less is somehow better. Obviously this is not true but I think that has been engrained in us by society. And to be honest, I knew I needed to gain back the weight but I didn't see the hurry. I didn't think I looked unhealthy. I thought I looked fine…lean even. It wasn't until I saw this photo on the left that I remember thinking, "oh, shit…definitely do not have a butt anymore" ? Which yes, is funny to an extent…but ☝? it's also a little scary how something can be so engrained in us (a lower number on the scale) and us embody that without even knowing it. . Even for someone who doesn't use a scale (I just weigh myself for macro adjustments), I do understand how the number on the scale can have a big impact on someone. So I just really encourage you guys to adjust your goals based on what you see in the mirror and how you are feeling about your body (if that makes sense). Yes, the number on the scale CAN be an indicator of progress, but it is NOT the only indicator. I look at these photos and on the right is someone who is healthy, happy, confident, and those are the things that I strive for. Those are what will make your progress meaningful, not the number on the damn scale ?? #screwthescale #gainingweightiscool
Esta mujer tuvo un accidente y, después de recuperar algo de peso, lo usó como una oportunidad para crear un cuerpo fuerte y saludable.
10. De la tortura a la felicidad
"Wait so you just decided to RUIN your body?" Nah, I just stopped torturing myself every day for not fitting an image I was never supposed to be. · "But you look so much healthier to me before." That's funny, you looked so much more intelligent to me before you equated health with weight and forgot that mental health is health too. · "You could have stayed the same and loved your body, you didn't need to get fat." I could have stayed the same and spiralled back into the eating disorder that almost killed me when I was 15. I could have kept starving myself and obsessively working out for hours everyday but it never would have lead me to self love. No matter how much weight I lost there was always still something to hate. And sure, people don't NEED to gain weight to find their self love, this is just what my body needed to do to match up to my mental freedom. THIS IS MY HAPPY BODY. · "But surely you can't be happy looking like that now, I could never be happy in that body." I didn't think I could either, but as it turns out, happiness isn't a size. And I wasted far too many years believing that it was. Now I'm not going to stop letting people know that they deserve happiness exactly as they are. They deserve to live now, not 10 pounds from now. They deserve that mental freedom. So to every person reading this: I hope you get your freedom too, however it might look. I'll be cheering you on every step of the way. ????? P.s. these are all comments I received on my last before/after picture, luckily for me, they just make me want to keep going even more ?
“¡Este es mi cuerpo feliz!”
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