Scarlett Skinner is a 23-year-old woman who refused to wear skirts or shorts for more than 4 years after her boyfriend destroyed her confidence by saying a nasty comment about her legs.
The 23-year-old was on a night out in a club with her boyfriend, and he told her that people had been laughing at her and that she “shouldn’t wear anything short because of the cellulite on the back of her legs”.
Thankfully, she dumped him very shortly after, but the comment stayed with her for a long time, and she wore nothing but trousers for the next four years.
Scarlett, a music graduate, said that her ex-boyfriend told her that it was for her own benefit because “people had been laughing at her behind her back in the club”.
Even though she is aware that saying something like that is disgusting, she admits that hearing it from someone close to her was painful, and she followed what he said for years.
To add to that, her lifestyle became extremely unhealthy during their relationship, and she had a very bad diet and a lack of exercise. So, she was hiding away completely under her clothes, and completely changes the way she dressed.
She never felt attractive, and she started wearing only long-sleeved, high-necked, loose, long outfits and big jackets.
Even though she got a new boyfriend after she dumped him, her unhealthy relationship with food continued.
However, she once saw some photos of her in new underwear, and decided that enough was enough. She signed up for a fitness company and began to change her life.
She has now completely transformed her body and says that she’s a lot happier and healthier.
The feeling after the gym and seeing her progress made her much happier, even though she was under heavy stress at university at the time, and she now goes to the gym about 5 times a week. She also adds that she has made some simple lifestyle changes like walking instead of catching the bus, and she does cardio regularly.
This is how Scarlett looks now: