PIC: Health Guru Posts Viral Message For Anyone Who Wants To Lose Weight This January 6 years ago

PIC: Health Guru Posts Viral Message For Anyone Who Wants To Lose Weight This January

If you have an interest in health and fitness, chances are you’ve come across Molly Galbraith.

The fitness founder of GirlsGoneStrong, Molly has been an instant hit online thanks to her honest approach to weight loss and toning for women.

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While sometimes it’s all about making sure you’re keeping your health in check, Molly is also aware that January can be a hard month mentally for some women.

Women who want to lose weight, or change their appearance.

Women who feel like they have to conform to an unrealistic body ideal set by someone else’s standards.

Now the fitness founder has vowed for her 2016 resolution not to touch her body at all - and took to Facebook to share her newfound confidence in a post we could all do with reading.

In a post that has since gone viral, she writes how she has spent ‘too much time, energy, and mental space,’ worrying about her appearance.

The post in full reads:

‘This is my body.
This not a before picture.
This is not an after picture.

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This just happens to be what my body looks like on a random Tuesday in December of 2015 — it's a LIFE picture.
This is a body that loves protein and vegetables and queso and ice cream.
This is a body that loves bent presses and pull-ups and deadlifts and sleep.
This is a body that has been abused with fast food and late nights and stress.
This is a body that has been pushed to the brink of leanness in figure competitions and maximum strength in powerlifting meets.
This is a body that begged for mercy when it was diagnosed with Hashimoto's and PCOS.

This is a body that has been called:

- too fat
- too thin
- too masculine
- too strong
- too weak
- too big
- too skinny
...all within the same week.

This body has been publicly evaluated, judged, and criticized, and those judgments have been used to determine my level of skill as a coach and a trainer, and my worth as a person, both positively and negatively.

Some people say they would "kill to have this body."

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Others say they would "kill themselves if they had this body."
(Yes, unfortunately that's actually a thing humans say to one another.)
This is a body that I spent too much time, energy, and mental space wishing would look differently.

And today?

Today this is a body that is loved, adored, and cherished by the only person whose opinion matters — ME.
This is the first year in as long as I can remember that I have made NO resolutions to change the way my body looks.
This is a kind of freedom I didn’t think I’d ever experience, and it feels really, really good.

‪#‎GirlsGoneStrong‬ ‪#‎GGS‬ ‪#‎Mindset‬ ‪#‎Perspective‬ ‪#‎Autonomy‬’

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This is my body. This not a before picture. This is not an after picture.This just happens to be what my body looks...

Posted by Molly Galbraith on Friday, 1 January 2016

With all the pressure and emphasis on changing our body shapes at this time of year, it’s refreshing to see one influencer lead the way in body acceptance.

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