JOLYN BODY STORIES // some of our fave body positive & self-love stories from you girls 💕👙
We could not believe how many of you took the time to share your incredible stories with us in our recent JOLYN BODY giveaway. It was insanely difficult to pick only one winner and a runner-up, because we truly wanted to give you ALL a little something, and share more of your stories with the world.
To keep on spreading the love and positivity, here are ten more beautiful comments from our JOLYN SQUAD that you may be able to relate to in one way or another, because sometimes it's nice to know that there are others who've been through similar feelings and experiences as you.
We're all in desperate need of it right now, so here's a dose of inspiration for you all ✨
"I am proud of my body that has produced four amazing children and continues to allow me to train and compete in whatever I want at the age of 42. 🏃♀️🏊♀️🏄♀️🚴♀️" • @cathryn.rayward
"What I am most proud of my body for is always overcoming challenges. I am constantly in a swimsuit and used to always be self-conscious about my appearance. I have KP - a common skin condition caused by overproduction of keratin. Being able to overcome the way that I look and be confident in my body and appearance has made me a better person." • @giuliap06
"I am very proud of my beautiful body and who I am. I used to be insecure about my big swimmer shoulders that looked really weird with my small body but I have overcome that my body isn't perfect and that I need to be proud of it not scared to wear something girly that shows off my big shoulders. I now understand that no-one has a perfect body and that as long as I'm happy with myself I know that I have a great body. By you guys coming together and making girls feel proud of themselves it really makes a difference. I will be proud in wearing my togs and eating healthy yummy foods. I LOVE MY BODY!! 💓" • @tayla_o7
"I may not be the fastest of the bunch, and definitely not the skinniest, but I always find a way to tell myself that just because I don't have a 6 pack or a sculpted body, that it has completely nothing to do with my fitness ability and health, as well as not to have such high expectations of myself whether that be of how I want my body to look like or if I'm going to win a race. I am at a point in time in my life where it's hard to live without having the guilt of comparing my body with others, therefore I try my best to be proud of what my body has achieved for me considering all the sprains and breaks it has gone through doing an array of sports. Without my body I wouldn't of been able to achieve all the things I have done sporting wise, and is why I am so proud and appreciative of what it has done for me in my life so far." • @oliviatukia
"I'm proud of all the scars, bruises and stretch marks I have on my body 'cause it shows what I've been through and how I have overcome that. I am also proud of my body in general 'cause it makes me who I am and makes me different from the rest x 🥺💪😘" • @grace.healey_
"I'm most proud of my muscles because of how hard I worked for them and the amount of training I did for them." • @maddi._.greetham
"I'm proud of my body for pushing me through every lap. Every 100m sprint where I'm absolutely crushing it and dying on the inside. I'm thankful my body is capable of doing it. I'm proud of my body for getting up at 5am and jumping in the ice cold pool in the mornings. I'm thankful for my legs that kick at 110000m/h and I'm thankful I have a healthy body that I can swim in." • @bakingwithcherith
"I'm so proud of my body it holds me up every day, it allows me to wake up and do what I do best (being me!). My body is consistently changing but it always pulls through, it fights off illness and heals injuries & I think that is something we don't appreciate enough. We should all give our bodies more credit, they do so much for us. It has helped me achieve national times & high academic results and the ability to smile even in dark days ❤️" • @bridgetterosee
"Through my younger years I've always had a love hate relationship with my body. However after having 2 babies and battling through chemotherapy I've come to appreciate what my body has been through and just how strong we can be." • @mina_may6
"I am extremely proud of my legs. I used to be really insecure about them because they were so long but as I grew older I came to learn that they are beautiful and unique. I also grew lots of confidence in them through the help of all my supportive friends. Thanks for everything and love you ❤️❤️" • @ella_padovan
How incredible is our JOLYN community?! We're 'for women who inspire' and WOW, do you girls INSPIRE!! We feel so very lucky to be able to connect with you all and learn more about your journeys. Girls, never underestimate the power of sharing your story, you never know who you may be inspiring.
Love to you all,