SWEAT trainer Kelsey Wells has shared an inspiring message on Instagram addressing the constant negative comments about her body.
The mum-of-one wrote that comments like "you're looking manly" or "careful you don't want to be bulky" or "weightlifting isn't feminine" never cease to amaze her.
But her powerful post wasn’t directed at her haters, but to all women who’ve been told been told they need to do or be something different to be beautiful or feminine.
“I choose not to respond to negativity,” she says, “but I do have something to say about this and I want to say it loud and clear.”
“THE ONLY THING A WOMAN NEEDS TO DO TO BE BEAUTIFUL AND FEMININE IS TO BE HERSELF. We empower ourselves when we are living our truth and doing what we are PASSIONATE about with our WHOLE HEARTS.”
She says that although she enjoyed being a “girly girl” growing up and loves dressing up on occasion, she feels most beautiful when she’s sweating it out in the gym or playing with her son.
“There is 100% beauty and femininity in lifting weights. Just as there is in dancing. There is beauty in MOTHERHOOD. There is beauty in marriage. There is beauty in being a homemaker. There is beauty in being single. There is beauty in pursuing a career. There is beauty in education, in learning both inside and outside of school. There is beauty in public speaking. There is beauty in private, sincere conversation. There is beauty in writing and cooking and cleaning and singing and playing sports and playing instruments and anything and everything else you might enjoy, because simply there is SO MUCH BEAUTY in YOU, you just need to choose to see it. And it has nothing to do with what you look like.”
She told her fans to free themselves of "the opinions of others and the beauty standards of society" and turn their attention to the moments in like when you feel more beautiful.
And we couldn't agree more.