An important message that all of us need to hear
Kayla Itsines is arguably one of the most famous and influential women in the health and fitness world. With a hugely successful fitness empire, over seven million Instagram followers and a body many of us would like to emulate, it’s easy to put her on a pedestal as the perfect woman with the perfect body.
Luckily though, Kayla has a tendency to ‘keep it real’ and recently shared that she too has flaws, just like the rest of us. In a recent post on her Instagram, the fitness queen shared an image of her stretch marks with the caption:
“Hey chicks!!! This one is for the ladies asking me if I have stretch marks anywhere, yes I sure do…and if any of my friends or family are on here you know how much I love them!! I am a woman, and I am proud to be one and have these marks! Some of us wont have any at all, some will have them just like me and others will be completely different. We all have them, mine are on the sides of my legs…for now. I'm sure when I decide to have some babies, I'll get some more - but hey, #thisisme My beautiful bubba will be so much more important than a few lines on my bod!”
It’s incredibly easy to want to change certain aspects of our bodies, especially after a lengthy scroll through our Instagram feed. That’s why it’s so refreshing for someone like Kayla, who is both incredibly fit and very healthy, to shine a light on the fact that she has stretch marks and doesn’t just accept them, but wholeheartedly embraces them.
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What are your thoughts on Kayla’s stretch marks post? Do you love her revelation? Let us know in the comments below.
Image credit: @kayla_itsines
Kate started working for BEAUTYcrew in early 2016, first as a contributor, and was then named Beauty Writer in 2017. She loves picking the brains of the industry's top experts to get to the bottom of beauty's toughest questions. Bronze eyeshadow palettes are her weakness and she's forever on the hunt for the perfect nude nail polish to suit her fair skin. Her words can also be found in Men's Health magazine, and she now works in PR.