I met Amber a few weeks ago while I was at Lorna Jane Floreat doing a Nutrilly promo. Amber is such a gorgeous soul, and I couldn’t believe this girl was so wise at only 15! I honestly wish I had Amber’s values and belief’s at 15, my whole life would have been different. A huge thank you to Amber for being brave, and sharing her story with us. I really hope you get as much out of her bravery as I did! Amber you are a beautiful soul who is a great role model for not only other teenage girls, but for all women! Go Amber!
“My name is Amber and i’m 15 and a half years old. Being a teenager, the last few years have affected me dramatically and has changed the way I view my body.
When I was younger nobody really cared very much about what you looked like or how ‘fat’ you were. Now growing up I’ve started to view my body differently, because of the flawless girls on social media, magazines and just people I know with amazing, skinny bodies.
A few years ago, when swimming at the beach or even at a friends house, I would wear only one piece bathers and board shorts because I wasn’t confident, or wouldn’t want to show my body to anyone. I was afraid people would judge me, even if they were my best friend.
However, not so long ago I was at a surf shop and some amazing bathers caught my eye. I considered trying them on, and deliberated whether or not I wanted to put myself through that. Eventually I tried them on and felt amazing, and realized that I might actually be able to wear these to go swimming! The last two piece I bought I only wore once with board shorts over the top, as iv’e never really been confident enough to wear them without board shorts. I ended up getting the bathers, but still wasn’t sure if they were going to end up like the last pair I bought and not wear them much. I then decided to make a promise to myself that I will try to wear the bathers as much as possible, and I will feel confident and good about myself. I did end up wearing the bathers over summer and I feel amazing now.
My lifestyle has changed within the last few months, because I have learnt to love my body. I now exercise regularly, and have tried eating healthier with a few treats every now and again. I’m not just exercising because I want to lose weight or be skinny. I’m doing it because I want to nourish my body on the inside. I love my body so much now that I take time out of my day to exercise to make me feel great about myself.
I definitely recommend to anyone who is not confident about themselves, to take time to buy the perfect pair of bathers or a piece of clothing, that you will make you feel confident and most importantly make you feel good about yourself! As well as that, I would also recommend if you want to learn to love your body more and want to help nourish it on the inside, try exercising as it will release endorphin’s, which has been proven to make you happy! If your just exercising to lose weight, don’t do it because you’re doing it for the wrong reasons. Even just doing a small walk around where you live, is great for you!”