As a teenager, it is hard to succumb the low self-esteem part of growing as an individual, especially at a time like this when we are constantly surrounded by images of which portray what we hold as the ideal at this day in age.
Ever since I started taking training seriously once again some months ago I have found myself in a place where I can say to myself that I love myself even though I am not at my goal yet. I love myself even though there is work to do but I like myself anyway. No longer do I sit and scroll through Instagram and wonder why I’m not pretty because I have learned to accept that I am just as pretty.
There used to be a time when I could not even take a compliment. Whenever anyone would say “Hey, you look great today” I would always turn and say “No, I’m not the pretty one, you are” without a word of gratitude.
Confidence is something that shines from within. As soon as you feel great about yourself people around you will sense a change of you.
Try working out a couple of time a week and see for yourself!