The struggle of weight loss and an a lesson of self love
Recently we had the opportunity to photography Ruby who had an amazing story. It its an amazing story of the struggles of weight loss and self love. We are all about self love so we wanted to share this with you. Remember, you are beautiful, and love yourself. Enjoy!
Why is it important to love yourself?
If we want others to love us the way we want to be loved, we have to do that with inside. Someone once told me that whatever weight you're in, someone is dying to be that weight. And sometimes we forget that that other people have other struggles that we are blessed to have. If we do a better job at promoting internally it projects out into the world.
Tell us about yourself.
I've been on a weight loss journey for the last year and a half. I've lost a hundred and ten pounds I have really just been focused on regaining my self-confidence and my motivation and just really making myself a better person and portraying the image that I feel inside. I'm super shy. I know my personality enters the room before I do, but I 'm very shy and reserved and conservative people think because I'm so funny and outgoing that that means that like, I don't get nervous.
What's one thing people don't know about you?
I'm super shy. I know my personality enters the room before I do, but I 'm very shy and reserved and conservative people think because I'm so funny and outgoing that that means that like, I don't get nervous.
What weight loss challenges have you faced?
I think I've been struggling with making a change for years. I've been yo yo dieting probably my whole life. But if I can think back after I had my daughter in 2011, I was at my all time heaviest. Fast forward to 2014. Although she was three years old, I still was suffering with postpartum and depression and I decided to really put some effort and I lost eighty pounds at that time and I felt great and I felt amazing, but I kind of did it not the healthiest way so that I didn't sustain it. I gained it all back. So from 2014 to 2021, I put all the weight back and then some, and I just really got to a point where I wasn't confident or happy with myself any longer. Although I promoted self-love, I wasn't doing a good job for myself.
How did you feel about yourself prior to losing weight?
I think I've always tried to be stylish and. cute, although I would always hear, you know, you're pretty for a big girl.
I think that was one of my biggest pet peeve. I really wanted to focus on reframing that and be pretty for who I really felt that I was and really focus on my self-confidence.
Was it a challenge to bring out your sexy side?
It's always challenging to bring out my sexy side because I like to make weird on accident. Ultimately, more. I was more nervous about like the hair, the makeup, making sure I wore the right outfits because I still am not 100% where I want to be.
So I still have insecurities and flaws.
Why is self love important?
Self-love is important because as we expect others to love us, we need to love ourselves and focus on what we think about ourselves and how we feel about ourselves. Although I've loved myself at every size, I would have never done this a hundred pounds ago, so it felt nice to step outside of the box.
Why is its important to do something special for yourself?
It's important to do something special for yourself and more importantly, to take risks. Take yourself out of your comfort zone because you'll sometimes be really surprised with the outcome.
Were you nervous prior to your boudoir photo shoot?
Before this boudoir photoshoot, I actually was thinking of canceling it like three times. I think as I tell people to take risks and things like that, I need to take my own advice.
If we don't step outside of our comfort zone, we'll never do anything.
How did you feel after your boudoir photo shoot?
I just overall felt really comfortable and it was a great experience. It was also empowering when I saw what actually came out on the other side, the pictures look amazing.
How did you feel after viewing your portraits?
The pictures came out great. They superseded my expectations. It was really hard to narrow down which ones I want.
Should every woman experience a boudoir photo shoot?
Absolutely. Do it. Take a risk You'll be surprised how beautiful you really are.
You are worth it! Now is the time to love yourself. Click the button to experience a boudoir photo shoot with us!