Accepting your body right where you are can be hard to do, especially if you don't consider yourself in the best shape. Sam Smith has been vocal about his struggles with his weight in the past but he seems to have found his way in a new post to instagram where he says:
In the past if I have ever done a photo shoot with so much as a t-shirt on, I have starved myself for weeks in advance and then picked and prodded at every picture and then normally taken the picture down. Yesterday I decided to fight the fuck back. Reclaim my body and stop trying to change this chest and these hips and these curves that my mum and dad made and love so unconditionally.
‘Some may take this as narcissistic and showing off but if you knew how much courage it took to do this and the body trauma I have experienced as a kid you wouldn’t think those things. Thank you for helping me celebrate my body AS IT IS @ryanpfluger I have never felt safer than I did with you.
‘I’ll always be at war with this bloody mirror but this shoot and this day was a step in the right fucking direction.’