今が幸せ!体重が増えて「ハッピー」になった女子13人

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効果的なエクササイズ法や食事法などを伝授する、フィットネススターたちがSNSに溢れかえっている昨今。そのほとんどが「痩せる」や「ボディラインを引き締める」ことを目的としているけれど、コスモポリタン イギリス版によると体重が増えて幸せ!と語る女子が今増えているんだそう。

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筋肉を増やしたことで"体重が増えた"人、無理なダイエットをやめたことで"ふくよかになった"人などさまざまだけど、心の声に耳を傾けたことで「もっと幸せになった」と語る彼女たちの告白をご紹介。

1.マルセル・ホプキンスさん

Lately I've received a number of messages around weightloss advice and questions about which diet I followed for Miss South Africa. I want to give you honest feedback: I never followed a specific diet, but I made drastic lifestyle changes and literally trained my butt off. The picture on the left was after 5 months of intense training and absolutely NO carbs, red meat or alcohol. Chocolates, cake and sweets were swear words! I trained 2 to 3 hours a day and I even worked cardio sessions in over weekends. My boobs shrunk 2 cup sizes and my period stopped. On this specific day of the picture, I got home, freezing after the shoot, and I had a baby apple for dinner. From the picture on the right, more than a year later, I want to say, it's NOT worth it to fight a daily battle with food or your body. Bodies are different, we can't all look the same. Instead of having #bikinibody unrealistic-nonsense-goals that are being spoonfed to us on a daily basis, strive towards being the healthiest and happiest version of yourself (mentally and physically). Don't fight against something that is part of who you are. Self acceptance is a relationship that you have to work on daily. Be sure to make your body your new best friend. Light and love! #bodypositive #bodypositivity #bodyconfidence #loveyourbody #dietculture #unrealisticgoals #bebodyaware #healthnotsize #beautybeyondsize #droptheplus #everybodyisbeautiful #swimwear #bikini #curves #iamallwoman

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昨年「ミス南アフリカ共和国」に輝いたマルセルさんは、コンテストのために約13キロの減量に成功。厳しい食事制限と123時間の運動を自分に課していたそうだけど、「痩せたらもっと自分の体に"心地よさ"を感じると思っていました。でもそうではなかったんです」と語っています。「バストは2サイズ分もしぼみ、生理も止まってしまいました。(左の)写真を撮影した日、家に帰ると寒気に襲われ、でも(ダイエットのため)食事は小さなリンゴだけ」。マルセルさんはその後ダイエットを辞め、こう主張。「毎日ダイエットのために体を痛めつけるなんて、やる価値のないこと。人それぞれ体は違うのだから、誰かと同じように痩せるべきなんて考え方は間違っているわ!」。

2.エイミーさん

Instagramで自身のフィットネスライフを公開しているエイミーさん。彼女は4年間で約12キロ増量したそう。「4年前、私はすごく痩せていたわ。"痩せている自分"が普通のことだと思っていたの。食べる量も少なかった。でもしっかり筋肉をつけた今、自分が強くなったと感じているんです」。

3.ジョリーン・ジョーンズさ

ジョリーンさんはボディビルディングのコンテストに向け、数カ月掛けて体脂肪をそぎ落としたそうだけど、ある日「もうこんなことはやめよう!」と決意したのだとか。「シックスパック(割れた腹筋)を手に入れたけど、全然幸せじゃなかった。いつも『こんな体じゃまだまだ』と思っていて、それが終わることがなかったから」。厳しいダイエットやエクササイズをやめた彼女。でも後悔は一切ないとのこと。

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4.クレア・マックスウェルさん

I know I've shared this before but I'm sharing it again because it seemed to resonate with a good amount of people. . On the left was a couple weeks after I had broken my jaw, and had lost over 10 lbs. initially. On the right is a week or so ago. Now, I have never been someone to fixate on my actual weight, I didn't even own a scale until last year. But, for whatever reason, seeing that lower number on the scale messed with my head a little bit. I knew I needed to gain back the weight, but I think there is this automatic association that weighing less is somehow better. Obviously this is not true but I think that has been engrained in us by society. And to be honest, I knew I needed to gain back the weight but I didn't see the hurry. I didn't think I looked unhealthy. I thought I looked fine...lean even. It wasn't until I saw this photo on the left that I remember thinking, "oh, shit...definitely do not have a butt anymore" 😂 Which yes, is funny to an extent...but ☝🏼 it's also a little scary how something can be so engrained in us (a lower number on the scale) and us embody that without even knowing it. . Even for someone who doesn't use a scale (I just weigh myself for macro adjustments), I do understand how the number on the scale can have a big impact on someone. So I just really encourage you guys to adjust your goals based on what you see in the mirror and how you are feeling about your body (if that makes sense). Yes, the number on the scale CAN be an indicator of progress, but it is NOT the only indicator. I look at these photos and on the right is someone who is healthy, happy, confident, and those are the things that I strive for. Those are what will make your progress meaningful, not the number on the damn scale 👊🏼 #screwthescale #gainingweightiscool

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看護師のクレアさんは職場で気を失って顎をケガしてしまったとき、約6キロも痩せてしまったそう。でも回復するとともに徐々に体重が増え、これをきっかけにもっと健康で強い体になりたいと決意。ジムでのウェイト・トレーニングが強さの秘訣なんだとか。

5.リサ・ゴールデン=ボワニさん

A little flashback Friday action for you. This caption will be long and won't fit, so if you'd like to read please find the rest in the comment section....The left side was me at the start of the peak of my career. My first proper fashion week where I was actually the size I needed to be. I was booking amazing shows that one never thinks they actually could, walking with girls who I once looked up to, it was a serious adrenaline rush...but after fainting one night in my apt whilst preparing one of my very low cal meals (I think it was 20 pieces of steamed edamame if I remember correctly), I called it quits with the diet and workout regime I was put on and decided I could do it on my own. I thought to myself, I can still be this thin, but I'll just eat a little more so I don't feel so horrible. Well, eating a little more turned into eating nearly a bag full of almonds, which then turned into eating full size meals, which then turned into a full blown binge. I was craving every single food you could imagine and I was giving in to every craving even though I knew this was such an important time in my career. I made it through NYFW okay, no one had noticed any weight gain, but by the time I had gotten the LFW I could see the pounds starting to show both in the mirror and on the measuring tape, but I kept quiet obviously not wanting to sabotage myself. I found myself going to the grocery store and picking up raw vegetables to try and make up for the near two week binge I had in NY, but I didn't see any weight coming off no matter how "healthy" I was eating and no matter how many workouts I fit in. MFW came and I knew I was bigger and by bigger I mean a 35.5in hip rather than the 34.5in hip I started with in NY, I played it cool and just pretended everything was normal. I did end up booking shows, Dolce & Gabbana being one of them. Which I afterwards received online criticism about my thighs looking fat...Anyways PFW came about, and I found it impossible to resist those chocolate croissants 🙊 I went on many a casting with one exclusive option being on my schedule, but after meeting the client I knew the reason for me not nailing the gig, my size...

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元モデルのリサさんは、モデル業界が求める理想の体型を目指していたときと、現在との体型の違いをInstagramに公開。「今の方がずっと幸せよ!」とコメント。

6.ジェスさん

3年間で11キロ増量したジェスさんは、「体重が私を判断する価値基準にはならない」と気づいたんだとか。「今の私の方がずっと強くなったと感じているし、健康で幸せよ!」。

7.ビクトリアさん

2014- unhealthy. 2015- unhealthy. 2017- HEALTHY🖤 My #transformationtuesday as real as it comes. I usually cut out the bikini part of my journey, because Idk why but I feel kinda embarrassed. Thats not because of the sport it's self, I have a lot of respect for people who do it, but more because when somebody with a current or past eating disorder approaches me for comp prep- I immediately turn them away, but... I did it myself🤦🏼‍♀️. I went from anorexia, to recovered, to back into, what I'd describe as a more controlled eating disorder. I'm 2014 and 2015 I had an obsession. Obsession with food, exercise and my body. I thought I was of optimum health while competing. But there is nothing more unhealthy than putting so much stress on the body and mind to be low body fat %. I lost my periods, my hair fell out, and I was super emotional. My journey as a whole is what taught me a huge lesson on health. I realised that health isn't a number on the scale, nor how lean you are. Health is feeling energised. Fuelling your body with nourishing food and exercising regularly. It's having a healthy outlook on fitness and not letting it consume your life. It's having your hormones regulating properly. Healthy is when you're functioning at your best in all areas of your life🙆🏼 Don't loose the meaning of health, while trying to be healthy 🤦🏼‍♀️🖤 #transformation#selflovein6#annorexia#bikinicompetitor#recover#fitfam

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パーソナルトレーナーのビクトリアさんが辿った"増量への道"は、決して簡単なものではなかったよう。左の写真を撮影した当時は、拒食症に悩んでいたという彼女。中央の写真のころは「食べること、エクササイズをすること、そして体について考えることに取りつかれていた」ものの、自分は健康だと信じて疑わなかったんだとか。「体についてストレスを感じていたし、いつも体脂肪率を気にしていました。でもこういったことは本当に不健康なことだと分かったんです。健康であることや運動することは、本来苦しいものではないはず」。

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8.マッケンジー・フォーブスさん

「痩せていることが幸せをもたらすとか、細いことで"周囲に受け入れられる"といった考えには同意できません」と語るマッケンジーさん。「体を痛めつけるほど何時間もエクササイズをしたりとか、ほんの少ししか食べないとか、そういったことをもうしなくていいことがどんなに幸せか、増量して分かりました」。

9.アリソン・キムニーさん

Hey babes! It's been a while since I introduced myself and a lot of you have asked about my personal story. So here goes... My name is Allie. I'm a mommy to two cute toe-heads and a pup, wifey to my high school sweet heart and lover of the beach. As you can tell, I spend a LOT of time in swimwear, confidently living in my size 16/18 body. But it hasn't always been this way. I spent most of my adolescence as an overweight, shy teen trying to avoid any situation that pushed me outside my comfort zone or put me in front of people. I worked desperately hard to lose weight at the age of 14, when I began my first diets, restricted eating and over exercising habits. I equated happiness to thinness. That once I was able to fit into hollister jeans I'd be the popular outgoing girl I thought I wanted to be. For 12 years I spent my existence completely consumed by my size. Fluctuating 100 pounds over the decade. Constantly comparing myself to others and never feeling enough or worthy. Even as a size 2/4 on my wedding and honeymoon, I could only see my perceived flaws. After the birth of my daughter in 2012 I had visions of her growing up and looking exactly like me. I verbally said that I wished that she wouldn't look like me. And at that moment I realized that I needed to change...not only for myself, but for my entire family- especially my children. And so I took the first steps to trying to find myself again, uncover my purpose, and retrain my mind to see beauty instead of imperfection. Over the course of the next 3 years I poured myself into the self help section of the book store, attended seminars, paid for expensive online courses, and began my spiritual journey. I constantly pushed myself to do exactly the things that scared me most, and the more times I immersed myself into the things I had been avoiding, it became my new normal. And one day, after seeing one too many transformation Tuesday photos of a grumpy fat woman turning into a happy thin woman, I looked back at my own journey and realized it happened to be exactly the opposite of what we are taught to believe. My hope is that these reverse transformation photos allow one person to find happiness NOW!

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服のサイズが5段階(彼女の場合サイズ516)もアップすることは、通常"ネガティブ"なことと考えられがち。でもアリソンさんにとっては"ポジティブ"に繋がったよう。何年間にもわたり自分の体と厳しいダイエットに心地悪さを感じていた彼女。しかし、娘が生まれたことが自分自身を変えるきっかけに。「違う自分になりたい」と思っていたころより、自分自身を受け入れた今の自分をより愛おしく思っているんだとか。

10.カリーナさん

🤷🏻‍♀️WHO ARE YOU DOING THIS FOR?🤷🏻‍♀️ . When I put these two photos together this morning I was momentarily worried that people would see this as a #reversetransformation and I contemplated not posting it 😬 I feel like Instagram is full of images of women getting smaller/leaner/thinner and the fact is, I have gained about 3kg since starting at the gym last August. The old me probably would have picked apart the photo and worried about the comments I'd receive on it. But the truth is, I actually really love the things that have come with gaining a bit of weight..... 🏋🏻‍♀️I can now lift weights. As recently as January this year I struggled to squat or deadlift 40kg. Now I can squat at least 90kg and deadlift 110kg 💪🏻 🥙 I eat the food I love (within moderation 😉). Last year I tracked every single thing I ate and would get quite agitated if I was eating out and couldn't track my food. Now I eat A LOT more food and I have a better understanding of the kinds of food I need to eat and when. If I can't track a meal, my world doesn't end. And sometimes I don't even track at all 😱 #foodislife 🏋🏻‍♀️ I enjoy my training. At one point last year I tried to take up running to get leaner. My knee hated it and it just wasn't enjoyable. I had to force myself to do it. The fact is, you are much more likely to stick with something that you love doing. By lifting weight and doing occasional cardio, I've found a sustainable way of training that allows me to eat the foods I like, increase my strength and maintain a healthy weight. It's ok to change your goals. It's ok to try different ways of eating and exercising until you find a way that is sustainable and makes you happy. I can admit that I did things that didn't work for me or weren't the healthiest in the past because I saw someone else doing it. Just remember that you are doing this for you and no one else. So if you don't want to run, then don't run. If you don't want to eat kale or quinoa, don't eat it! If you don't want to track your food, then please don't! Again - you are doing this for you. ❤️ (@lifebypi Carlos makes a cameo again 😘) . . #screwthescale

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9カ月で3キロ増量した彼女。「以前の自分だったら、太った写真をアップしたあとのコメントを気にしていたかも」とのこと。でも今はウェイト・トレーニングに励み、食事を楽しむ生活を気に入っているそう。

11.エマ・オニールさん

フィットネス・ブロガーのエマさんは18カ月で約10キロ増量。筋肉を増やした自分を誇りに思っているそう。彼女は「健康になることや運動することは、そのこと自体が目的ではなく、"楽しい"と感じるからこそすべき」と考えているのだとか。

12.チャーリー・ホワードさん

Let me tell you a little tale regarding the selfies pictured here. In the words of Nicki Minaj, I was "feelin' myself" in the photo on the right, despite being in Texas and having eaten more food than is humanly necessary. But hey, it was a holiday, and I was enjoying myself. Life isn't about restricting. ✖️ It's taken me a longggg time, but I like how my shape is developing. 🍑 I like how womanly I'm starting to look. I like how my boobs and thighs are getting bigger, which I never thought I'd say. 💪🏼 I don't want to look like that miserable girl on the left, whose gums were always bleeding, hair was falling out, periods didn't come etc. ☹️ So anyway, I posted that "feelin' myself" photo & carried on with my day. A couple of days later, I was sent an article that had been written about me with that selfie included. The article itself was very nice, as is the girl who wrote it (she frequently writes about body positivity)... but then I made the mistake of viewing the comments. 🙄🙄🙄 In a nutshell, I was described as "fat", "ugly", "arrogant" and "not model material". One person said I should go and work in porn because that's all I was good for. 💔 I just began sobbing at Austin Airport, which was a bit embarrassing, but it was a reflection of how I felt inside. MORTIFIED. Ashamed. FAT. Suddenly, all the old thoughts & feelings I felt in the left photo came rushing back, like how I should stop eating for the rest of the day, or start over exercising to compensate. 😢 But then a random lady came over to me and gave me a hug out of the blue. Like those dickheads on the internet, she was a total stranger, but she decided to show me kindness, despite not knowing me or why I was crying. ❤️ I suddenly realised that my worth wasn't representative of some mean trolls on the internet. It's taken my years, but I LIKE MY BODY & MY SHAPE. I'm finally healthy 🎉 My body isn't validated by anyone else's views of me. And neither is yours! ✌🏼 Be kind to other girls online. You never know how your words may affect someone. 💕 #bodypositive #curves #iamallwoman

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モデルであり"ボディポジティブ活動家"であるチャーリーさんは、あるとき「今のままの自分を受け入れよう」と決め、そんな自分の決断を嬉しく思っているんだとか。「体型が変化していく様子を見るのが好きなんです。少しずつ女性らしい体型になっていく私。だってバストがどんどん大きくなっていくのよ!」。

13.ミーガン・ジェイン・クラブさん

"Wait so you just decided to RUIN your body?" Nah, I just stopped torturing myself every day for not fitting an image I was never supposed to be. · "But you look so much healthier to me before." That's funny, you looked so much more intelligent to me before you equated health with weight and forgot that mental health is health too. · "You could have stayed the same and loved your body, you didn't need to get fat." I could have stayed the same and spiralled back into the eating disorder that almost killed me when I was 15. I could have kept starving myself and obsessively working out for hours everyday but it never would have lead me to self love. No matter how much weight I lost there was always still something to hate. And sure, people don't NEED to gain weight to find their self love, this is just what my body needed to do to match up to my mental freedom. THIS IS MY HAPPY BODY. · "But surely you can't be happy looking like that now, I could never be happy in that body." I didn't think I could either, but as it turns out, happiness isn't a size. And I wasted far too many years believing that it was. Now I'm not going to stop letting people know that they deserve happiness exactly as they are. They deserve to live now, not 10 pounds from now. They deserve that mental freedom. So to every person reading this: I hope you get your freedom too, however it might look. I'll be cheering you on every step of the way. 💜💙💚🌈🌞 P.s. these are all comments I received on my last before/after picture, luckily for me, they just make me want to keep going even more 👊

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ミーガンさんは「ダイエットやエクササイズをやめたら、健康じゃなくなるんじゃない?」という意見には耳を貸さないことにしているそう。「これが私のハッピーボディ」と語る彼女。実際、今の彼女はとっても幸せそう!

この翻訳は、抄訳です。

Translation: 宮田華子

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