Always Beautiful Project

You have always been beautiful. Now you're just deciding to be healthier, fitter, faster, stronger.

findinganswersintheheart:

findinganswersintheheart:

1st photo: age 9, happy enjoying life nestled in the safe cocoon that is childhood. My life was pretty much perfect. I loved school, my family and friends. One day the school weigh me. We receive a letter home a week later stating I am overweight and something needs to be done. Surely a child’s happiness comes before society’s desire for everyone to be in a healthy weight range? Apparently not.

Photos 2 and 3: the starts of an illness that would take away so so much. I’m starting to question myself and everything I’d ever thought. ‘I will be happier when I’m skinny’ ‘I will start high school as one of the pretty girls’. No child should ever have these thoughts. I’m gradually starting to lose myself and push my loved ones away.

Photos: 3, 4, and 5 a little girl on the verge of death. Just 12 years old and consumed by an illness that is making her want to die. Skinny didn’t bring me happy it brought me anything but. I should’ve been out eating sweets and making friends, instead we have a hollow shell. I believed the only way out was to die, then the pain would stop. This is the start of my long and tiresome recovery journey. 2 weeks hospitalised, 9 months inpatient and a lot of perseverance.

Photo number 6: me now age 13 slowly rebuilding a life that an illness I never asked for took away from me. I struggle I cry but I keep going. I keep going because in my mind there is no other option. I want life, and I plan on living.

I have to admit I am angry. I am angry that I, like so many other girls, have been forced to grow up too quickly. I am angry that I got lumped with this illness. I am angry that even though the average age for eating disorder sufferers is getting younger and younger that they still choose to weigh children at primary school. I am angry that society still idolises being thing like it is the answer to all happiness. No one I repeat no one should have to suffer the ordeal that is an eating disorder. So please let’s stop shoving weight loss diets and fitness programmes into every corner of this earth where young children are so susceptible to see it. Please, let little girls be little girls.

Pretty sure this is my most favourite post of mine :)

This really shows just how society is affecting young girls. It’s inspiring that she shared her story with us because I think it’s so important to see how even the young and innocent are being affected. Stay strong and beautiful

(via runningdauntless)

Meditation has sooo many benefits including helping to reduce cravings and depression. This guide is so helpful for beginners!

Meditation has sooo many benefits including helping to reduce cravings and depression. This guide is so helpful for beginners!

(Source: ericdebarros, via lazygirlrunning)

Blissful and serene meditation on the beach.

Blissful and serene meditation on the beach.

Anonymous asked: Hello! I'm curious,why did you say that Shay is an inspiration?

Shailene Woodley is my health inspiration because she lives an all natural lifestyle. She doesn’t live beyond her needs. She makes her own herbal remedies, forages for her own foods, practices yoga and meditation, is environmentally conscious and make up and beauty products made from all natural organic ingredients (even makes some of her own) She only eats organic free ranged meats and veggies and just radiates a healthy lifestyle. It’s hard to do everything she does but incorporating some of her habits into our lives can make a huge difference

Boho yoga

Boho yoga

Shay is my ultimate health inspiration

Shay is my ultimate health inspiration

Blissful

Blissful

Like a Girl

I lift like a girl. I do yoga like a girl. I swim like a girl. And it has made me the strongest, healthiest and happiest version of girly self.

I am not strong for a girl, I am strong for anyone. I am not in shape for a girl, I’m just in shape. I am not fast for a girl, I am fast against anyone.

This video is everything that all women need to understand about how their worlds influence confidence, body image, goals, respect, and everything. We are women who need to stick together and create a beautiful world for young girls to grow into.

Anonymous asked: I just found your tumblr and OMG!!!!!!!! THANK YOU FOR EXISTING!

That’s so sweet of you! Thank you for following! Check out my website alwaysbeautifulproject.com and please continue to message with me it makes me so happy to know I’m helping people :)

Promo!!!

All my followers have been so supportive of me as I create my new website so I want to give back the love, especially since so many of you have given me inspiration! Alwaysbeautifulproject.com is a body positive health and fitness website. I have some posts already and one of the main things I’ll be doing is featuring lots of different body types in the workouts (because hey all of us that workout have different bodies).

I will promote 5 blogs for every 50 reblogs this gets. Rules are as follows:

-must be following me (alwaysbeautiful23)

- reblogs only (you can also like it for more of a chance to be featured)

- check out alwaysbeautifulproject.com and see some of my beginning posts (more to come I promise)

- message me with something you’d like to see me write about for an even better chance of getting a promo (support will always help your chances :) )

Thanks again followers! Love you all! Stay beautiful xoxo