Same Bri, totally different lifestyles. And completely different levels of health! When I began my weight loss journey, I didn’t do it for my appearance. I finally became motivated to improve my health after I stepped on a scale and saw that I weighed 306 pounds. When I saw that number, I knew I needed to make a lifestyle change if I wanted to live a healthy lifestyle. I had already experienced knee problems, signs of pre-diabetes, and more. All of this I experienced by the time I was 19 years old. Transforming my lifestyle, my body, and my health was the best thing I’ve ever done for myself. And still, the whole time, I loved my body through all of its changes.
Seeing myself transform was one of the wildest phenomena, but it was so incredibly beautiful because I cared for it and appreciated it through it all. I want to put this out there: you CAN be body positive and still want to transform your body. I’ve been wanting to say this for a while now in the midst of the body positive movement, where there are so many conflicting opinions on what is healthy, mentally and physically. I believe that all bodies deserve to be loved, regardless of their size. I also believe that if someone wants to lose weight for their health, they shouldn’t be advised against it and told to stay where they are for the sake of “body positivity.” Everyone’s experience is different, and with that, we all deserve to be able to make these choices for ourselves. This is for all of the people out there that are feeling confused and conflicted during this time of weight loss shaming. If you are doing it for your health, don’t let anything or anyone stop you! Anything is possible and you can do anything you set your mind to. I could really talk about this all day, but I’ll save it for a video! Have a beautiful day and remember: you are amazing, no matter what!