This Fitness Instructor Posted a “Bad” Photo of Herself for a Reason

In a world obsessed with perfect fitness models, Chinae Alexander did something controversial. She recently published a photo of herself on her Instagram page that shows her from a non-flattering angle.

Along with the photo, she wrote, “I didn’t post this photo before because of the way my stomach looked. And now I am posting this photo….because I didn’t post this photo because of the way my stomach looked. (Get all that?) 99% of the time I am damn proud of my body. But I want you to know that even people who are confident have to deal with flashes of negativity about ourselves. Changing your body image isn’t like turning a light switch off. It’s a daily act of forgiving your own imperfection and. CHOOSING to see your worthiness. So yeah. We all suck at this. But with grace, each other, and some sanity nachos…we suck less over time.”

Alexander is a big mental health and well-being promoter who believes in being honest about your life rather than showing everything as perfect even when it’s not. She’s an amazing role model for young girls everywhere.

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I’m imperfect when it comes to plastic. I’ll be honest. I try my best to reduce my use of it but sometimes the problem feels so big and plastic is so present that I get frustrated. – But you’re allowed to feel overwhelmed and frustrated and still be in the process of change. That goes for sustainability and …LIFE. – I’m thankful to be starting my 4th year on team Adidas because they are a brand who’s made doing good at the forefront of their mission. Right now we are gearing up for the Run For The Oceans on Saturday and I was shocked when they sent over some stats about marine plastic. – Like… -Every minute the equivalent of a dump truck of plastic gets poured into the ocean. -For every human on the planet, there’s a ton of plastic waste in the ocean. -90% of seabirds and more than half of the worlds sea turtles have plastic in their stomachs. There were so many facts they shared that continue to put plastic usage in perspective for me and more importantly for the people who come after us. @adidasrunning is not only using recycled ocean plastic to make their products but also they are donating $1 for every mile run in the Runtastic app for their #runfortheoceans campaign, up to $1.5 million dollars right now. So sign up, run in your city or run on your own and make a difference with every step. 🙏🏻 – Perfection isn’t expected but growth is. We go together 🙌🏽💪🏼#createdwithadidas

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