Ever look at a picture of yourself and ALL you can see is that one tiny tiny "flaw" that you find unacceptable. You think that everyone else who sees that pic will only stare at that "flaw" too. You wonder why you don't look like the girls in the magazines or on the Instagram fitspos. You feel absolutely disgusted and can't even believe THAT is how you look. It's sad.
I had this photo taken during my POPFLEX Dark Bloom photoshoot about a month ago. When I went to Brian's (http://briantwaltersphotography.com) to choose my photos and when I saw this one I was like "OMG NO." When I looked at that photo all I saw was my belly. Those rolls. I know I may sound absurd to many of you, but it's true.
I didn't see the strength, balance or grace holding the pose. I didn't see my hair that I love or the definition in my arms that I have been working so hard on. All I saw was belly rolls.
Now I know it's ridiculous. I'm a smart girl. I know that when I sit or do certain poses I don't have a flat stomach. AND WHO THE HELL CARES ANYWAYS!? But at that moment, it was all I saw.
So weeks later, I went back to Brian's and told him I wanted this photo. I wanted it. I wanted it because I am beautiful and strong and a roll means nothing. I am so proud of myself for doing that.
So next time you see a picture of yourself and you zoom in on that tiny flaw that isn't even a flaw, take a step back and look at all the beautiful physical and more importantly, NON-PHYSICAL things that show through the picture.