About

Hello!

I’m happy you made it here to my website!

If you didn’t know already, my name is Louise Large. You may know me on Instagram as ‘BodyLoveMind’, where on that account, I post pictures and videos representing the growth and development of both my body, and my passion for weight lifting as time passes.

My love for fitness goes above and beyond just working out, however, since I feel my commitment for physical strength is vastly connected to the focus I also dedicate to my mental and spiritual health, and by maintaining a nourishing diet.

Each of these facets, which ultimately make up your life, are all so intrinsically connected. When one is lacking, it can bring another one down. In the same way, when you are feeling strong in one area, it gives you the strength to bring forward that power in to areas which aren’t feeling quite as strong.

I feel that if I were to find a way to help people understand their mind, spirit and health, and then show them how they can work on each over time, I believe that more people would be able to find within themselves the power and strength to make any physical goal possible.

However, this is not to say I’m an expert myself. With continuous research, practice, dedication and a whole load of trial and error in my own life, I am yet to find the place in which I am satisfied (since there is always a way to improve).

I see physical and mental development as a continuous process. To me, you will continue to grow throughout your entire life, so long as you are open to learning and keep trying to be better. I see myself not only wanting to find a way to help people reach a fitness goal, but also a way to literally change their lives – for the better. Changing the way your body looks is one thing, but I feel that the flip of perception and an understanding of your mind cannot compare to physical changes alone.

Changes you make in your life, to some people close to you, may be perceived as a negative thing. But don’t be discouraged. I’ve developed a strong belief that we, as individuals, have the capacity to be and do whatever we feel is best for ourselves. In other words, you have your life, and only you have access to the steering wheel.

With that being said, I’ve found beneath the confusion and mess of a hyper teenage girl, who never had a single clue as to what she was going to do with her life, a passion in becoming mentally and physically strong. To some, I am crazy! But undeniably, there is nothing more fulfilling than living through your passion as much as possible, all while finding ways to help other people do the same!

Of course, this was not always the case. I changed a lot in the past too as I grew up and made my way through school. I’ve gone from being an outsider, a loner, a victim to bullies, the MOST hyper person you’ll ever meet, almost being removed from my school several times because I was so hyper, (yet walking out with some decent grades from GCSE to A level), to being brutally depressed, having crippling anxiety and a fear of every human being in sight. They’re also changes – just not necessarily positive ones or ones I actively decided to induce.

Since I believe everything is connected, I see now that movement of the body can free you from the trap you create in your mind. In the same way, sitting with your mind and becoming conscious of your body can really open you up to things you need to help yourself.

Don’t get me wrong, my anxiety hasn’t disappeared because I started working out and eating better. It’s still with me every day. The difference is in how well I accept it and try to understand it, as well as how I respond to it, and what I do to help myself overcome it.

I also feel that the essence of our spirit is the engine of our energy and power. I am so drawn to spirituality because to me, it is the best friend I never had. We all have a passion within us that drives us, and when you follow it and live by it, you find yourself doing things you never thought you would or could!

With that being said, weight lifting and exercising has become that part of me – that passion – the thing I live for. It helps me to feel stronger mentally as I continue to push my body to grow, adapt and transform in to a stronger version.

I am therefore putting my story out there to HELP other people. I’m sure in many ways there are people who can relate to aspects about me, which is why I hope to help people recognise the potential they hold within themselves.

I want to show you that you CAN be strong. One way or another. Just like I did! And if I can, then there is no reason why you can’t too.

You just need to believe it.

Louise x

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