There's nothing wrong with wanting to get fit for your wedding. There's also nothing wrong with leaving your flawless body as is. It's YOUR big day, after all, and no one is allowed to tell you how you have to look to celebrate it.

When bride-to-be Cassie Young was approached by a personal trainer on Twitter, she politely declined his services, only to be body shamed as a result.

Young posted the exchange on Facebook.

The trainer initially reached out to offer his services after spotting Young's engagement announcement. She politely declined, saying she was already in shape. Instead of taking the hint, the trainer proceeded to claim that if Young didn't hire him, she should hire someone else. He claimed that on her wedding day, she should want to be be her best.

Young politely responded again, saying she worked hard to accept herself and that she's working out and eating healthy to stay in shape, not to appeal to someone else's standards. 


The trainer then fired back, saying there's no way she's actually happy with the way she looks.

He suggested that there's no correlation between loving yourself and loving your body, and that "body acceptance people" should just accept the fact that they aren't happy with their bodies.

Um, what? Isn't the whole point of body acceptance to love (or at the very least, accept) your body? Why does loving your body have to go hand-in-hand with a number on a scale? This trainer's logic is heavily flawed.

Young struck back.

Not only did she make the exchange public to dispel the BS idea of having to lose weight for a wedding, she also reminded us that self-worth can only come from one person: yourself.

"You are worthy," she posted on Facebook. "Love is out there for you. Life is waiting with open arms. It doesn’t matter if you’re skinny or fat or between the two or willowy or broad shouldered or peer shaped or like a board or anything in between. You get good stuff in life by being YOU. That's what matters."

We couldn't agree more!