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This is personal trainer and Way of Gray founder, Sophie Gray.

Though Gray used to consider herself a fitness blogger, and was huge on #fitspiration (fitness inspiration) posts, she's recently changed her focus to self love. Now, she's speaking out about why that is.

The other day I received a comment along the lines of “if I looked like you, I’d be able to accept myself”. This comment summarizes why I do what I do. If accepting yourself had to do with your physical appearance, why didn’t my phase of starving myself and losing weight make me happier? Why did I still cry myself to sleep even though I had a six pack and thigh gap? Why wasn’t I the happiest person in the room when I was my thinnest? The answer to this isn’t because I’m ungrateful. It’s that happiness and self acceptance do not have anything to do with your physical appearance. You know what does? Unconditional love for who you are in this very moment. The best part? You can give yourself that love and acceptance NOW! It’s something you can give to yourself while sitting on the couch - or, something you can feel within every inch of your being as you struggle to get into childs pose in a yoga class (we have ALL been there). You can love and accept yourself NOW regardless of how the person who’s staring back at you in the mirror looks. You can. You can. You can. Now… the next question is how? While there are numerous ways you can work towards accepting yourself.. Here’s one you can do now: Repeat these words either to yourself, or out loud, or you could even journal them: “I love you, ______. I love and accept you, _____. Seriously, I do because you’re awesome.” Simple, but effective. But seriously, do it. You’ll feel much better! ALSO, If you’re in #YEG, one of the ways I am going to be in the practice of accepting myself is by getting involved with the International Day of Yoga events happening in our city. I’m actually going to two events in the same day created by two @lululemonyeg ambassadors in the city. I’d love to see you there! First I’m going to the 6 AM class in Hawerlak Park on June 21st. I will also be at the Yoga In The Park festival that evening from 5pm - 9pm in Spruce Grove! The first class is free, with the second being multiple classes for only $20! I am arranging a crew to hang out with at both of these events, and if you want to join us, simply DM me on here and check out more info on @lululemonyeg! ! I will be g

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Sophie wrote in an Instagram post last month:

The other day I received a comment along the lines of “if I looked like you, I’d be able to accept myself”. This comment summarizes why I do what I do.
If accepting yourself had to do with your physical appearance, why didn’t my phase of starving myself and losing weight make me happier? Why did I still cry myself to sleep even though I had a six pack and thigh gap? Why wasn’t I the happiest person in the room when I was my thinnest?
The answer to this isn’t because I’m ungrateful. It’s that happiness and self acceptance do not have anything to do with your physical appearance. You know what does? Unconditional love for who you are in this very moment.

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Last week, an Instagram account dedicated to #fitspiration posted one of Gray's old photos with the caption, "Nothing tastes as good as being fit feels."

"Actually, from experience and seeing as I am the person in this photo.. I know that pizza and cookies taste way better," Gray commented. She then posted a screenshot of the encounter on her own Instagram.

"You no longer see pictures of my body this way on @Instagram for this reason. Having a six pack and thigh gap doesn't make you happy. Pizza and cookies are fucking delicious," Gray captioned the post. "And I'm sick of women being told they have to be anything other than themselves to be happy."

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Gray explained to Elite Daily that her goal now, instead of #fitspiration, is to inspire women to put self-care and self-acceptance before anything else.

"I just truly want women to know that they don't need to do anything to be deserving of their own love and acceptance," she said. "Self-care through fitness and nutrition are wonderful, but not necessary to be a person who deserves acceptance."

We don't know about you guys, but we think Gray's message of self-love is pretty awesome.

Oh, and also, she has a really cute dog.

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Sources: Elite Daily