This Woman's Post About Having a Different Body Type Than Her Husband Will Straight-Up Inspire You

"I simply wanted to share a photo of me enjoying life freely without hiding my body."

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Jasmine Owens didn't know when she posted a sweet photo with her husband together on the beach to Instagram that it would cause such a fuss.

"I simply wanted to share a photo of me enjoying life freely without hiding my body," the 25-year-old told Cosmopolitan.com. "This was the first time I had ever wore a two-piece to the beach, let alone in front of my husband, and I felt the need to share the confidence I had in myself."

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So, she says, it was a bit shocking at first to see negative comments on the post telling her she's promoting being physically unfit and shaming her for daring to be not a size 4 and wearing a bathing suit.

"I knew that there would be some but when I read that first very nasty negative comment it hit me pretty hard," Owens said.

However, she got over the hate pretty quickly.

She continued: "Now I take the negative responses with a grain of salt. I know that the people who are negative towards me are truly unhappy with themselves and cant help but to try to spread the unhappiness."

Earlier this morning I got this very negative comment! Starting this journey publicly I knew that I would get some negative comments and I TRIED to prepare myself for the day that they started. But when I saw this comment no lie it hurt! It stabbed me hard, harder then I thought it was going to! So I had to take a step back and think to myself .. why would someone be so hateful of another person! Why would they say such rude things. But then I figured it out! People like this hate on others because they are not happy with themselves! This person does not know me! They don't know that I am VERY healthy and WILL live for my kids! They don't know that I eat healthy, hike, go to the gym all the time and can most likely out lift them any day! Just because I'm a big girl doesn't mean I'm unhealthy and promoting being unhealthy! I'm simply promoting loving yourself the way you are! Never did I say unhealthy is the way to be. So for others that want to downplay me as a person and what I am trying to accomplish, go ahead leave your negative comment! They will only be used as fuel to my fire of promoting happiness!! • • • #youarebeautiful #positivevibes #plussizegang #positivity #plussize #aspiringmodel #allshapesandsizes #aspiringplussizemodel #everyoneisbeautiful #effyourbodystandards #effyourbeautystandards #confidence #celebratemysize #motivation #bodylove #beautiful #bodypositivity #bodypositive #positive #positivity #lovemybody #lovemybelly #loveyourbody #loveyourself #youarebeautiful #nonegativity #nostereotypes #iamblessed #thankful #tummylove #thickthighs #thunderthighs

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Thankfully, Owens shares that she received significantly more positive responses than negative.

"To have women and men tell me that I am a great influence on them and to have young girls message me and tell me I am their role model had brought me so much joy."

Owens, who has been married to her husband for six years, also has a message for couples who aren't the same size.

"[They should just] love each other for who they really are and don't let others talk down about [their] relationship. For me, I don't care, if my husband is ripped or has a "dad bod" I love him for the man that he is and I know he feels the same way."

Owens also has a message of self-love for all the people out there too afraid to go to the beach in a bathing suit.

"I just want everyone to know that no matter what type of body you have you are beautiful and if you don't see it yet I know there is someone out there that does," she said. "Don't give up on yourself."

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From: Cosmopolitan
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