I love watching the Saccone Joly’s YouTube channel. I genuinely think that they are such a beautiful family and I admire how honest their content is. It helps that they have three super cute children too! I read one of Anna Saccone Joly’s blogposts recently and found it particularly inspiring. The aim of my blog is to share positive and uplifting content, so it made sense to share this with you along with a few reasons why I enjoyed this post so much.
She’s honestSharing your experience with an eating disorder can’t be an easy thing, especially for someone who spends a lot of time in the public eye. One of the things that draws me to Anna’s YouTube channel and blog is that she’s open and honest with her followers. It’s real. Life is full of many happy moments but it also comes with its challenges. There are so many blogs and channels I’ve come across where people seem to have the perfect life. It’s like looking at your Facebook feed and being bombarded with posts of friends who have the perfect house, job, holiday, the list goes on. We all do it, me especially. I don’t like people to know when I’m going through a difficult time (as I imagine most people don’t), so when I come across a piece of content like this, I can’t help but feel inspired.
She challenges the perception of “the perfect body”As someone who also struggles with the perception of “the perfect body”, I often need to remind myself that the media can be quite cruel and distort the vision of a perfect body, sometimes with unrealistic expectations (i.e Photoshop). Anna Saccone has uploaded some really lovely pictures of herself in her lingerie on the blogpost, revealing how her body has changed since giving birth to her children. I honestly think she looks stunning. As I mentioned before, it’s real and it’s inspiring.
Anna Saccone’s story is relatableAlthough I have never personally suffered with an eating disorder, I have had issues with my own weight and some of the things she describes are completely relatable. The low self esteem, feeling ugly and worthless, these are the sorts of things that are heightened by my anxiety. I cried on Christmas Eve last year because I’d eaten so much and felt so down and guilty. Ultimately, this led to me making positive and healthy lifestyle changes which you can read about in my recent blogpost, but the fear still haunts me from time to time. It comforts me to know, that someone who suffered from bulimia, was able to recover from this and learn to love her body. She also learned to appreciate its capabilities when entering the world of motherhood.
She reminds you that love conquers allAnna is very lucky to have such a loving and supportive husband.
I met and married my best friend Jonathan who somehow managed to see past my “shameful secret” and loved me anyway.I couldn’t tackle my anxiety if I didn’t have the support of my fiancé. He’s the reason I asked for help and am in a much happier place now. He always likes to remind me that he loves me and my body, even when I’m feeling at my worst. It’s really my own opinion that I have to change, not anyone else’s. It’s always nice to have that support, whether that’s through your other half, a family member or a close friend.
Final thoughtsI really did find this blogpost an inspiring and uplifting read. I have a lot of respect for Anna and her decision to share this. I hope it makes as much of a positive impact on others as it did on me.
Check out Anna Saccone’s blogpost here