Jasmine Harman has been praised for her refreshing post about gaining weight in lockdown, as she admits to ‘emotional eating and drinking’.
The A Place In The Sun presenter shared a relatable post of her wearing the same outfit, a sports bra and denim shorts, before and after lockdown.
Highlighting her changing body, Jasmine penned a lengthy caption about mental health, encouraging her followers not to feel bad about their own weight gain or lack of motivation during lockdown.
‘Pre-lockdown Vs NOW! Do you ever watch television and wish you were as perfect as the people you see on TV? It happened to me today,’ Jasmine explained.
‘I watched myself on TV and wondered if I could ever be as perfect as the “me” on screen. It was a weird sensation.
‘What I have come to realise over the past months (nearly a year!) since the first lockdown is that people react differently. Some are taking on new projects & challenges, working on themselves, exercising, mastering a new skill. And some are like me. Struggling to keep my head above water.’
Jasmine, 45, went on to admit that she barely finds the time to brush her hair, put make-up on or workout like many of us in lockdown.
The TV host revealed that she’s found this latest lockdown ‘harder than ever’, adding: ‘I’m sure I’m not alone.’
Jasmine shares two children with husband Jon Boast; son Albion and daughter Joy, so homeschooling has been ‘tough’.
‘As much as I love spending time with my kids, I really miss my job,’ Jasmine admitted.
The presenter explained: ‘I feel like my identity is dissolving, and I’ve been emotional eating and drinking. If you’d asked me a year ago whether I’d ever stop exercising or would I binge eat a whole tub of vegan ice cream I’d have thought you were crackers.
‘I was so committed to the healthy new me, and had been for about 18 months. I had no desire to eat junk or overeat or drink alcohol every day and I loved my exercise classes at @davidlloydpurley so much! I remember saying “this is forever!” & I really believed it!
‘I felt so great that I just knew my resolve was unshakable. But it wasn’t. No-one expected a pandemic to rock the world as it has. Everything has changed.
‘It’s easy to slip into a downward spiral of depressive thoughts & lethargy when the world seems to be falling apart. Mindset is everything.’
Concluding her post, Jasmine urged her followers to reach out to someone if they’re feeling low.
‘If you aren’t working out, don’t beat yourself up about it. If your eating and drinking habits have gone awry, you aren’t alone,’ she said.
‘You may have veered off temporarily, but you’ll get back on track when you are ready.’
Jasmine was flooded with support in her comments with followers thanking her for the honesty.
Credit: Original article published here.