A plus size woman has written a letter to the people that laugh at her in the gym
This is so important.
It's that time of year where we're all bombarded with that "New Year, New You" stuff.
And while sure, that may suit some, hitting the gym in a major way isn't for everyone.
And that's fine.
For many of us, going to the gym can be daunting, as we're faced with people who are in incredible shape.
Sometimes, people can actually be mean.
One woman knows this feeling all too well, and wrote an open letter to the horrible people that laugh at her in the gym.
The letter, which was written last year, was shared on Reddit by a woman who is a size 26.
Whether you're a size 6 or a 26, this letter is something that will no doubt pull on your heartstrings.
"I'm the fat girl," she opens the letter with.
"This is my first week at the gym and every night after work, the same three girls are there. Today I found out they have been snap chatting pictures of me and making fun of me, but I don't mind."
She continued: "I'm glad that you haven't gone through what I've been through. I used to be in shape, I broke my hip and had to give up all exercise. Then my grandma got sick and I took care of her full time, I couldn't leave her alone because I had no help, so I gained more weight."
"Then she died, and I ate my feelings and gained more weight. Now I'm a size 22. I don't hate myself, or my body. I love who I am, and that took me my entire life to be able to honestly say those words. I love myself."
"It really sucks that society, and your parents raised you that it was okay to try to hurt someone that's trying to better themselves instead of trying to lift them up but I'm not mad. Thank you for reminding me to keep pushing after I had a really long day."
"In a month when the new year shit has worn off, I'm still going to be dieting and working my ass off at the gym everyday. It's not so you, or anyone else, will except me. It's for me."
She then closed on a message to anyone in her position, which is just so uplifting we could cry:
"I hope anyone else, who feels ugly or is over weight and has decided to make a life change will keep going."
"Forget the skinny girls who laugh at you, or the muscly men that tell you you're gross, love yourself."
"Let's teach love, today's world needs it."
She's so right. The world has enough negativity in it, let's all just be sound.