As I get more involved in fitness, I continuously find new people who motivate and inspire me, both in my daily life and on social media. This blog segment is dedicated to those incredible guys and gals who give their all and have an admirable passion for fitness. These people have positively influenced my life, and I hope they can do the same for you.
This week’s Monday Motivator is Rebecca Bosley (@bb.healthfit). Rebecca was one of the first accounts I followed when I started my ‘fitstagram’ and she never disappoints. When I fist found her, I was super excited to find someone who was also using fitness in their recovery from an eating disorder. I lurked her profile -of course- and saw her progress creating a healthy relationship with lifting, cardio and food. To say it inspired me would be an understatement.
Rebecca is incredibly real about her fitness, her recovery, and everything in between. Watching her Instagram stories makes you feel like your listening to a friend, which is always comforting when you’re trying to find motivation to reach your goals. She’s also adorable, so you can’t help but relate to her and keep up with her posts. Especially, because this girl also posts BOMB ass food pics that make you wish you were as good at making food and taking such aesthetic photos. It honestly looks so delicious – Honey BBQ chicken thigh over spaghetti squash with roasted garlic brussel sprouts and asparagus, for example.*drools*
Rebecca is a kind, supportive and positive influence in the fit community of Instagram, and I’m so glad that I found her page. She recently celebrated the two year anniversary of her account (YOU GO GF!!) and today is celebrating 12k followers 🎉🎉 This encourages me to keep doing my thing, even on days where I question why I even bother.
One of her most recent posts struck a real chord with me:
Considering I’m also doing the #iwillgain challenge for January (started by @recoveryeeeats), I found this post extremely eye opening and reassuring. In terms of size and weight, gaining seems to often be given a negative connotation, especially for women. What Rebecca shows, is that gaining weight can also be a positive thing; helping you gain and grow as an overall individual. Also, weight does not define anyone as an individual, so if you gain some weight but you are happier and healthier because of it, then who cares what number the scale is telling you?
Thank you so much for being such a motivating individual and for sharing your story with all of your followers. You are so strong, both mentally and physically and it’s inspiring as hell. Keep killing the game girl, so proud of all you’ve accomplished and can’t wait to see what’s next!