Malin Olofsson suffered from anorexia for years before becoming a fitness blogger and weight lifter.
These days, after living with an eating disorder for 15 years, she shares stories and photos with her followers and friends about her health and fitness journey. Just one short year ago she was having seizures that were so bad she had to be hospitalized.
Since that time she’s worked diligently to make some significant changes in her life. She’s now a vegan and is focused on encouraging others to be more body positive.
Now she’s not only a lot healthier, but she’s also clearly much stronger physically.
At one point she posted this picture that surprised a lot of her followers because of the way it showed her bloated stomach.
Along with the picture, she posted the following note, Hi guys, today I want to be real. Even though it may look like it, I’m not pregnant. This is just how I look during PMS. I’m sure it’s the same for many other women. It’s only water retention and nothing to be ashamed of.
She goes on to say to other women that it’s important to learn to love yourself regardless of how your body looks.
Here friends and followers were moved and inspired by her words of encouragement.
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h/t Self Magazine