On Friday, Instagram user Jazzy (@a_body_positive_jazzy) posted a photo of her and her husband in their bathing suits holding hands on the beach. In the caption, Jazzy opened up about what it's like to be married to someone with a different body type (her husband was "born fit," as she puts it) and how she struggled for years to embrace her larger frame.
"Over the years this man has loved every curve, every roll, and every stretch mark on my body," she wrote on Instagram. "I never understood why! How could he love something that isn't 'perfect?' How could a man who was 'born fit' love someone like me!"
Since embarking on her body positivity journey, Jazzy's confidence has soared.
"I don't have a flat stomach, I jiggle when I walk, hell if I run up the stairs too fast my body claps (lmao)!!" she continued. "But now I see I do have the 'perfect' body!! Every roll, every curve and every stretch mark is put on me just perfect to make both of us happy!!! I love my body and I finally see why he does too!!"
Some commenters fat-shamed her and condemned her for "promot[ing] being physically unfit" (insert eye roll here), but many others shared their support and words of encouragement.
"Girl, my body claps too, can I get a round of applause?! Love this," one commenter wrote.
"I also have a very fit husband, and I've always been very insecure about it," another woman wrote. "Especially when meeting all of his fitness friends for the first time...I know he loves me and my curves, and I'm slowly accepting myself for all that I am! Thanks for the wise words!"
"You're beautiful. It's plain to see in everyone's eyes, not just your husband's," another said.
We couldn't agree more. Keep doing you, Jazzy!
HuffPost reached out to Jazzy for comment, but had not heard back at the time of publication. This story may be updated.
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