I woke up this morning and started scrolling through Facebook while trying to convince myself to get my lazy ass up. I came across this video…and something amazing happened! This woman, Taryn Brumfitt, has started a movement for women called “Embrace”. Her video was only about 5 minutes long, but within that 5 minutes I was completely inspired by this woman and all of the women she interviewed.
Her movement is all about women embracing their bodies and her journey to find her peace with her own body.
I must admit I shared her similar struggle. I was not happy with my body so I entered a bikini (body building) competition. I worked my ass off for 3 months straight, ate extremely healthy, and was in the gym for a total of 3 hours a day 7 days a week. The crazy part? After I completed the competition, I was STILL not happy with my body. In fact, it was worse than before because now I found more things that I needed to “change” about my body in order for it to look “perfect“.
I enjoy working out and eating healthy but not to the intensity I had experienced when I was training for the competition. In my opinion, that is no way to live. I have been looking for something like this to sort of, slap-me-in-the-face, to say “Raeanne! You are beautiful the way you are, right now. And guess what? YOU are not ALONE in this struggle.”
If you feel unhappy about something, change it. If you can’t change it then you need to find a way to make peace with it…
Be your own voice, not only for you, but for others. Not the voice in your head that says mean and hateful things. But the one that inspires you, the one that moves you. What Taryn has done is simply amazing. She found her voice and shared it with the world, which in turn helped millions of other people discover they too had a voice and something amazing to share with the world.
I have included the links to her Kickstarter page below, where I personally have pledged $15. Once I get the wristband I will where it almost everywhere. I want people, especially women, to ask me what it means so I can tell them about this wonderful movement.