An influencer who admits she used to 'edit every photo of herself' finally learned to embrace her natural curves.
Australian social media star Bree Lenehan admits she used to struggle with her body image.
However, these days, the brunette beauty – who boasts 854,000 Instagram followers, is known for her body positive posts.
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And this week, Bree decided to flaunt her natural tummy in gym wear to show how far she'd come.
Bree shared two photos of herself side-by-side in the same ensembles to prove her point.
In the left-hand snaps, she posed to make her body appear trimmer, while in the right-hand photos, she relaxed to let her natural tummy reign free.
Captioning the post, Bree said: "There is a past version of you that is so proud of how far you’ve come.
"I’m leaving this weekly dose of reality here for: 10-year-old Bree who looked at her body negatively for the first time. 18-year-old Bree who spent years yo-yo dieting and lacked the confidence to get a job, a licence or go out in public.
"21-year-old Bree who lost too much weight and still didn’t feel 'small' enough because she still had fat on her belly, cellulite, stretch marks, loose skin, belly rolls and always felt a need to edit every photo of herself.
"23-year-old Bree who compared herself to perfect photos of strangers on the internet and could only accept herself when she looked like the photos on the left, but not the right.
"27-year-old Bree (me today) who has spent years unlearning negative self-talk and knows now that she always has been enough."
She added: "My future children, who will grow up hearing their mum speak kindly toward herself and others… and be encouraged to do the same.
"For those who come to this safe corner of the internet, to know that you are not alone and are sooo much more than a body.
"And I’m doing this for every version of myself to come… The pregnant me, the postpartum me, the me that is a busy mum, the 70-year-old me and the me that I’ll leave behind in this world."
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Bree concluded by saying: "This body is ever-changing. I won’t subject myself to a lifetime of self-loathing or hiding myself… I am learning every day to accept myself, for every version of me to come.
"Whenever you have a day of struggle, a moment where you feel you might relapse into old negative habits/thoughts/actions… Think about the bigger picture and who you’re doing this for. You’ve got this."
Fans were quick to support Bree over the inspiring post, as one gushed: "You have no idea how much your posts mean to me."
"Thank you for being so kind to yourself and by extension, to me," added another.
While a third chimed in: "So glad I found your account."
The post comes after Bree stripped to her lingerie back in April to show fans how her body changed after she stopped dieting.
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