A 31-year-old Kentucky fitness trainer named Molly Galbraith has gone viral over the past few days with her incredibly moving New Year’s resolution post on her Facebook.
In an effort to inspire people to NOT feel like they have to change the way they look in 2016, Galbraith posted this bikini-clad photo of herself with the following powerful message on New Years Day. Click ‘see more’ to read her post:
After sharing all the raw, personal criticisms and praises that she’s received about her body over the years, Galbraith says she has come to the realization the only opinions that matter to her about the way she looks are her own. For the first time ever, her resolution isn’t to change herself. “Today this is a body that is loved, adored, and cherished by the only person whose opinion matters — ME.”
Facebook users have clearly taken Galbraith’s resolution of self-love to heart, as her post racked up nearly 90,000 likes and 13,000 shares in less than a week.
Thousands of random users have left touching comments of praise and thanks on her post, such as:
- “Amazing post, thank you. Learning to love ourselves, body and mind, is such a difficult process in today’s world. I’m so happy for you and your lack of resolutions.”
- “Molly Galbraith you are beyond awesome and beautiful for so many reasons!! I’m so thankful I get to follow you and learn from your wisdom. Refreshing smile emoticon”
- “You are perfect with all your strengths and vulnerabilities. thank you for sharing your pain and happiness. your body is strong and beautiful. your ability to accept yourself and render everyones’ opinions irrelevant is amazing. body shaming stems from peoples’ own insecurities about themselves. thank you for sharing this beautiful photo.”
- “Thank you your soul is beautiful and full of strength it is a great lesson to be taught you are a successful coach For sharing your story.”
We think it’s good idea for all of us to take what Molly wrote to heart while we approach the new year in front of us. Love yourself. YOU are truly awesome! Accept that, and, seriously, f–k all the people who say otherwise. If you’re happy with yourself, you’re one step ahead of the pack.