Tiffany Matloob

Kira Kosarin Talks Body Positivity

Tiffany Matloob
Kira Kosarin Talks Body Positivity
Instagram: @kirakosarin

Instagram: @kirakosarin

Kira Kosarin posted a side by side photo of her in a bikini a few months apart, and what she had to say was incredible and heartwarming. I cried about two times.

Quick note about weight loss and weight gain and giving yourself a freaking break 😊 It's so easy to say "Love yourself at every size!" and "give yourself a break!" to strangers on the Internet, but it's another thing to actually try to practice it. So, in that spirit... This is me at 126lbs a few months ago, and me at 136lbs today, following 5 months of no working out (due to a back injury) and lots of international traveling and airport food. I am the same person in both of these pictures. Sure, my hips are a little bigger now, my chin and cheekbones a little less pronounced, my cheeks a bit chubbier, and the gap between my thighs pretty much nonexistent. But I'm still me, and even better, I'm a new version of me who's eaten so many new delicious things and had so many exciting adventures. I've taken the extra free time I'd normally spend working out to have movie nights with my friends and write music. I've gotten to enjoy fish and chips and chocolate biscuits in London and dark chocolate in Seattle and churros in Orlando. Which picture is "really" me? They both are. Now that I'm back home I'll get back on my healthy eating journey, and hopefully my back will get better soon so I can get to work on getting strong again. I'll eat kale and egg whites and do Pilates and love that workouts relieve so much stress. Sometimes I'll eat Oreo cheesecake and that'll be cool too. Some days I'll go hiking until I can't feel my quads and can't stop sweating and smiling, and sometimes I'll sit right where I am and enjoy every second of it. I will love where I am while working to be where I'd like to be, and love the process as much as anything else. And most of all, every once in a while, like right now, I'll give myself a freaking break. And I hope you will too.

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YAS GIIIRL! Love it. And you, you beautiful thing.