❤️ This is for anyone suffering from insecurities and lack of self-love. Please read. ❤️ I spent most of my life until my mid 20s being insecure, lost and with no direction. I hated looking at myself in the mirror and when I did, I would pick myself apart and find any flaw possible. Then I would focus on those flaws and become sad and depressed. Many of my friends and family had no idea because I was so good at hiding it. I know most of you won’t believe this but up until a few years ago, I would have NEVER posted a picture of myself shirtless, let alone in a speedo on the beach. One thing I will always be grateful for is fitness. Fitness has changed my life in so many ways. Not only did it change me physically, but also mentally and spiritually. After deciding to make fitness my career, I indulged myself in it. I learned as much as I could about the industry, the human body, exercise, my career and in turn, myself. I pushed myself to what I thought were my limits but realized that limits do not exist. If you told me ten years ago that I’d be where I’m at today, I would laughed and never believed it because I didn’t believe in myself. I stepped out of my comfort zone, set small and large goals and worked hard to achieve them. I built my confidence through working out and improving my physique. I built my self-worth and self-love through a process called Mirror Work by Louise Hay. We are both what’s on the inside AND what’s on the outside; we are the whole package. Someone who loves themselves will give themselves the gift of life. How does one do this? Practice living a healthy lifestyle. Work out, strengthen your heart, eat healthy and in-turn, you’ll feel healthier, you’ll look healthier, you’ll live longer and you’ll build your self-confidence and self-love. Please know that anything is possible. It is possible to love yourself. It is possible to look in the mirror and smile at yourself. It is possible to be loved. It is possible to change and have the utmost confidence. If I was able to transform myself, anyone can do it. It just depends on how bad you want it.