This is a very personal post but I think that, as important as it is to share the highs, I also want to be real with you and share the lows…

This is a bit of a taboo subject. But I’m sure it’s something that a lot of you guys and girls can relate to or at least sympathise with! 


I always strive to be the best version of myself that I can possibly be and I’m not just talking about looks! 

Although, sometimes I find myself getting stuck in a viscous cycle where I am not able to see the positive in anything, especially in myself! 

I’ve talked before about how I struggled with the way I looked and always felt ‘bigger’ then everyone else! Although this was quite some time ago now! 

More recently I have battled with low self esteem after cutting my hair off! 

Back in February I donated about 15 inches of hair the The Little Princess Trust. The Little Princess Trust make and donate wigs to children who have unfortunately lost their own hair. 

My Little Princess Trust Hair donation
My Little Princess Trust Hair donation

Donating my hair and raising over £1,000 is one of my biggest achievements to date! Half the money went to the Little Princess Trust the other half went to CLIC Sargent. I am super proud to have done this! 

But, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t struggle at first! It was a massive adjustment! I went from having hair that went all the way down to my bum, to hair that stopped half way down my neck, I remember I couldn’t even tie it up!

Hair before the big chop
Hair before the big chop

But getting in the shower to wash it was even weirder, I remember panicking and screaming “where has all my hair gone!?”

Although, in someways this just makes me even prouder of what I have done! I helped someone going though an awful time, to feel a sense of normality by having real hair on their head again! 

Hair after the big chop!
Hair after the big chop!

Knowing this massively helped me overcome how self conscious I was feeling! So my advice to you would be to look for the positives in whatever situation you are in! 

You may feel low about your appearance or you may be going through a turbulent time in your life. But I encourage you to find the good in whatever it is you have going on! 

I know this is easier said than done!

I had a couple of very dark years due to illness in my family. But the positive I can take from it now is that I am a much stronger person and I have an amazingly close bond with my family!  

Unfortunately there is a lot of horrible stuff that goes on in the world. Thinking of little boys and girls battling cancer literally breaks my heart, so as you have just read I decided to do something positive to help! 

Every grey cloud has a sliver lining right? And as easy as it is to feel yourself getting dragged into that dark hole… pull yourself out and find something positive! 

As you can tell by the name of my website. Fitness and traveling is where I find my positive escape and pure happiness!

Passion for Fitness and Travel
Passion for Fitness and Travel

I hope you can find what makes you happy too! 

Thanks for reading 

Abbie- Fitter4Travel 

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