15 Positive Body Image Affirmations

15 Positive Affirmations For Girls Who Are Worried Because Summer Is Right Around The Corner

Leave the camera at home.

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Countless. It kills me to consider the number of times I've heard my girlfriends discuss their fear of a body that isn't "summer ready." With that, I've compiled a list of affirmations and reminders that will help you ladies remember how beautiful you truly are.

1. You were born to be uniquely you. 

We are not meant to all have the same body shape. Appreciate and admire your unique structure and appearance and try not to nitpick.

2.  Be kind. To your mind and your body.

Treat yourself. Don't limit yourself to an unhealthy diet and compromise your health for the summer season. Be kind to yourself and don't talk yourself down when you cross a mirror.

3. A stranger see's your beauty, not your flaws. 

Not everyone views you the way that you view yourself. Those little insecurities, big or small, aren't as noticeable as you think.

4. You are MORE than your appearance. 

"Why do I love my best friend?" Think of the answer to this question as a reminder that looks do not matter.

5. Comparing yourself to someone else will only harm you.

Self-comparison is unhealthy when it comes to appearance. You will never feel truly satisfied if you use others as your goal.

6. Remind yourself every morning that you are beautiful. 

It never hurts to practice self-love. Try this exercise in front of your mirror when you're getting ready to take on your day. It'll feel a bit weird at first, but beneficial in the fact that it will slowly, but surely, build your confidence.

7. Think about all the amazing things that your body allows you to do every day. 

Arms that allow us to hug those we love. Legs that let us walk and travel the world around us. A voice that lets us speak our mind freely. It's easy to take for granted the things that come so naturally to some of us; be grateful for all that your body can do.

8. Think about your kindergarten self. Did you dwell on your image back then?

In kindergarten, what did you care about most? Take this mentality and run with it.

9. Beauty comes from within, babe. 

Liking the way you look is an added plus, one could say. What you have inside you is what will take you places, allow you to build relationships, and let you experience life. Beauty truly comes from the inside, not the outside.

10. Smile more. A deep breath and gratefulness will take you farther than you think.

Take a moment and consider what you appreciate and value. Meditate. Allow yourself to be reminded of what you have, and what matters most.

11. Acceptance.

Accept that who you are is who you are. You can change certain things about yourself, but if you surround yourself with the right people, you know that who you are is enough.

12. Consider a woman you admire most, and why.

Think about your biggest role model. For me, it's my momma. Never have I looked at my mom's appearance as a reason for why I admire her. So, think about a woman you are inspired by, and consider what makes her your role model. I guarantee you that looks won't be the number one reason.

13. Emphasize all that you love about yourself. 

EMBRACE! Find something you love. Big or small. Take that thing and celebrate it.

14. Enjoy life. Live. 

Once you step away and stop caring about the way you look, opportunities for growth are endless. Spend less time in the mirror, and more time experiencing all that is this beautiful life.

15. FORGET the camera. 

Who said it was mandatory to take pictures on the beach? Be present and enjoy the warm weather. There is no need to spend your beach days snapping countless photos that may cause you to self analyze on a beautiful summer day.

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10 Photos You Have On Your Camera Roll Of Your S.O. When You've Been Dating For More Than A Year

A wide range from "Aw" to "WTF?"

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My boyfriend and I just hit the year and a half mark of dating, even though it seems like we've been together forever. Over the months, we've taken many pictures together... from football games, to his track meets, to holidays. Although we may have a lot of pictures together, I definitely have a lot of candids of him in my camera roll. If you've been dating your partner for as long as I have or longer, then you'll probably notice you have these same pictures in your photos as well.

1. The awkward first photos together

We laugh at these now, especially this one. Why am I so pale compared to him? It was July! And also, we noticed not to long ago that I was sweating under my arms and his underarms were sweating on me... what a great first time meeting!

2. The ones for VSCO

Every girl who has a significant other posts them onto their VSCO. VSCO is like Instagram, but more has more aesthetically pleasing pictures and there are no "likes." The pictures that include my boyfriend on my VSCO ranges from him holding a bunny to him holding my hand while we went ice skating.

3. Them sleeping

I have so many pictures of my boyfriend sleeping (I promise it's not as weird as it sounds), I just think he's so cute when he's fast asleep while cuddling with me.

4. The embarrassing ones they want no one to see

He's going to kill me when he sees this... but we all have those embarrassing Snapchat pictures that we start to send each other because we've gotten more comfortable with one another.

5. The ones for Facebook

The good looking pictures so you can keep yours and his family updated on how you two are doing. I took my boyfriend to a baby bird meet and greet since he loves birds and has one for a pet. I posted this cute picture of him and his new friends on Facebook so my family can see our adventures together.

6. Old pictures

One of the best parts of dating someone is finally seeing their old pictures. Although, sometimes they may make you cringe... like the one I posted above of my boyfriend after prom in his sophomore year of high school.

7. Their accomplishments

My boyfriend pole vaults for his college and he's really good at it. He just went to division III nationals in March because he qualified! I'm always at his meets so I make sure to get him on video in case he or anyone wants to see. I always try to snag a picture with him too because I'm always so proud.

8. The straight up ugly ones

He sure knows how to make me laugh. And I know he's going to be mad at me for this one too but I think it's a talent that he can do that with his stomach! Sorry, Adam, I promise I still think you look good when you send me these snaps for the most part.

9. But you have the hot ones too

He may be funny and sweet, but he is pretty good looking too. I know us girls keep some attractive pictures of our S.O.'s so we can remind ourselves of what a great looking partner we have.

10. FaceTime screenshots

If you and your lover go to different colleges like my boyfriend and I do, then FaceTiming happens a lot. Sometimes I get some great screenshots, like the one above, to make fun of him later.

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29 Rock Songs To Add To Your Gym Playlist To Get You Pumped Up

Rock might not be your thing but these songs will definitely get you pumped up and motivated!

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So, I understand if rock music is just not your thing but these songs are awesome at helping to get you pumped up to take on that cardio you have to do in a bit. It will make you want to dance and jump and down. Some of these suggestions and bands might be a little odd to you and might not be your first pick but just give them a try and see how you like them.

1. "Sound of Madness" by Shinedown

The official video for "Sound Of Madness" by Shinedown

2. "The Anthem" by Good Charlotte

Good Charlotte's official music video for 'The Anthem'.

3. "Love Bites (So Do I)" by Halestorm

4. "Freak On a Leash" by Korn

Korn's official music video for 'Freak On A Leash'.

5. "Jekyll and Hyde" by Five Finger Death Punch

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6. "Enemies" by Shinedown

7. "American Idiot" by Green Day

8. "Infra-Red" by Three Days Grace

9. "Numb" by Linkin Park

10. "I Just Wanna Live" by Good Charlotte

11. "Nightmare" by Avenged Sevenfold

12. "DEVIL" by Shinedown

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13. "MANTRA" by Bring me the Horizon

14. "Pressure" by Muse

15. "Hail to the King" by Avenged Sevenfold

16. "1000hp" by Godsmack

17. "Do Your Worst" by Rival Sons

18. "Dance Macabre" by Ghost

19. "GET UP" by Shinedown

20. "Body Talks" by The Struts

21. "Sham Pain" by Five Finger Death Punch

22. "Bad Company" by FIve Finger Death Punch

23. "Judas" by Fozzy

24. "Zombie" by Bad Wolves

25. "Wash It All Away" by Five Finger Death Punch

26. "Bulletproof" by Godsmack

27. "Duality" by Slipknot

28. "Enter Sandman" by Metallica

29. "When Legends Rise" by Godsmack

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