Nykyisin sosiaalisen median supertähtien toinen toistaan timmimmät vartalot ja upeammat kuvat ovat aiheuttaneet sen, että varsinkin monien nuorten tyttöjen minäkuva on siksi ongelmissa. Ruotsalainen fitness-tähti Malin Olofsson on nyt kuitenkin osoittanut, millainen on terve itsetunto.
Olofsson kärsi aiemmin syömishäiriöstä, josta hän sittemmin onneksi tervehtyi. Nykyisin hän pyrkii edistämään tervettä itsetuntoa julkaisemalla Instagramissa todenmukaisia kuvia itsestään sellaisena kuin hän on. Nyt Malin on saanut maailmanlaajuista huomiota, kun hän poseeraa selfie-kuvissaan vatsa pömpöllään.
– Jotkut teistä ovat nähneet tämän jo aiemmin, mutta jotkut eivät. Jotkut teistä kokevat tämän kerran kuussa. Joitain kuva kauhistuttaa. Jotkut huokaavat helpotuksesta huomatessaan, että eivät olekaan yksin. Jotkut eivät edes lue tätä tekstiä, koska luulevat minun olevan raskaana. Tältä näyttävät kuukautisten seuraukset minulla ja monella muulla, Malin Olofsson kirjoittaa kuvatekstissä.
——————————————– Some of you have seen this before. Some of you haven't. Some of you experience and go through this yourself once a month. Some of you will be disgusted. Some of you will sigh with relief and think -Omg I'm not alone. Some of you will not read this caption and presume that I'm pregnant. ——————————————– This is the visual signs of PMS for me and many other women. For some it's less extreme, for some it's more. Water retention is a very normal and common symptom of PMS. Some women will hardly notice it and some go through immense discomfort for a couple of days a month. It can start anytime between ovulation and your period. ——————————————– THIS ?? IS ?? NORMAL. This is nothing to be ashamed of. Yes – it is very uncomfortable, and yes – it is really difficult to not feel like you must hide it and try to suck your stomach in. I've stopped. I've decided that breathing is more important than what other people may or might think. I've decided that my body's reaction to the hormonal change is not going to be an aspect that I let contribute to my already unstable mental state. Because when I have PMS, I already feel like dying. And I've decided to love my body no matter how I feel about life. ——————————————– Do not blame your body for how you're feeling. It is never your body's fault. It is never anything wrong with how your body looks. Yes – your body might experience discomfort due to hormonal changes – so instead of making it worse through shaming your body, try doing the opposite. Realize that this is when you need extra self-care and self-love. Realize that you don't have to be ashamed and hide. You are perfect and your body is just doing it's job.
This badass body has given me yet another year. I am so grateful of my body and all of you supporting me. You are amazing and I love u ❤? ——————————————– I had the best birthday ever and I realize how lucky I am to have such incredible people around me. I used to hate my birthday, I dread that people would find out, wishing me a happy b-day. I didn't know how to handle the attention. I didn't feel that I deserved it. Everything felt fake. ——————————————– I have worked really hard on getting better at receiving and accepting compliments, stopping myself from neglecting the positive words from others and instead just say 'thank you'. This year I decided to say thank you when people wished me a happy birthday rather than saying 'I don't celebrate b-days, it's stupid' ——————————————– And I mean seriously. The response! There are such amazing people out there. I am so grateful for the support and friendships that I have. Both here and also in 'the real world'. Thank you for the flowers, the birthday-wishes and the unconditional love and support. You are all amazing and I love u so much. Be kind, be considerate, show others how much you appreciate them. Make an effort. Support one another. Seemingly small things can mean so much to other people.
Hey guys, let's be real for a moment. No, I'm not pregnant, and no, this is not a food-baby ❌ This is how pms looks like for me, and many other women. And it's nothing to be ashamed of. It is simply water retention and yes, it is really uncomfortable. But you know what makes it even more uncomfortable? -walking around hating your body because of it. There are already a lot of hormones effecting your mental state in quite a difficult matter, and during this period many of us need some extra self-care and gentleness. Trying to fight your physical body and how it appears during this time will not be a good idea since you're already more sensitive to physical neglect and self-loathing. It is really important that you learn to love yourself no matter how your body looks/how you perceive it – 'cause your body's shape/size/form will not be a constant factor. And this is what I look like for at least one week a month. And that is many weeks in a lifetime. So, I wanted to show you this – to show you that it is ok, that no one looks like the pictures they post on instagram at all times. We choose to show others what we are proud of – but I think it is important to be proud of the totality of you – to learn to be proud of you, no matter what your body looks like. Thanks for your support, love you guys ?
Recovering from an ED is hard. It takes time and dedication. It takes tears, excruciating pain and anxiety. ——————————————– I have gained so much over the last 18 months. I have gained energy and spirit. I have gained friends and stepped out of isolation. I have gained strenght, self-respect and the ability to stand up for myself and my needs. I have gained confidence and self-love. I have gained physical strenght and determination. I have gained trust in a future and in myself. I have gained healthy bones that doesn't break and a body that experiences much less pain. I have gained the ability to experience living. I have gained the understanding that my self-worth has nothing to do with the digits on the scale. I have gained the understanding that my happiness has nothing to do with the size of my body. I have gained life. If it was worth all the hard work? -Well, I guess the answer is pretty clear.