Most body transformation images show people who go from overweight or obese to thinner and fitter. But one fitness influencer has flipped that script, putting out a before-and-after swimsuit photo that shows how she gained weight. The best part? She's glad about it.
On Wednesday, Beck Jackson posted the side-by-side comparison of how her body has changed over the past four months, going from super thin to rounder and fuller, with a tiny bit of belly showing at the top of her bikini bottoms.
“Yes Ive probably gained a kilo [2.2 lbs] or two (I dont actually know because I dont [weigh] myself) but yes Im less toned than I was 4 months ago, no I dont think Im unhealthy, no Im not unhappy,” the 23-year-old wrote.
“Ive had fun, Ive been on holidays, Ive been eating amazing food, I havent been beating myself up when I dont get to the gym because Im too busy living my life, [Ive] been really really HAPPY!” she wrote. “Thats why I may look a little softer than I did 4 months ago.”
Though shes rocking body confidence now, Jackson admitted that she hasnt always thought about her shape in such a positive way.
“It would have been a different story two years ago, when I was 19-20 years old,” she wrote. “If I fluctuated in weight by even 100 grams [.2 lbs] I would LOSE MY SHIT, let alone if my body actually changed, I probably would have had a severe mental breakdown.”
These days, saving room for dessert is more important to Jackson than negative self-talk. “Just a tip: your body doesnt define who you are as a person, your weight shouldnt control your life, and if you want to eat a bowl of ice cream after dinner – EAT A BOWL OF ICE CREAM AFTER DINNER!” she wrote. “Because life is too short to give up those simple little pleasures.”