Body positive fitness Instagrammer Jessica Pack started feeling bad about her cellulite, but instead showed it off in a post that's going viral

By Julie Mazziotta
Updated November 28, 2016 02:22 PM
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Black Friday shopping is already crazy, but for Jessica Pack, her body insecurity made it even worse.

Pack, who shares fitness inspiration and messages of body positivity with her 141 thousand followers on Instagram, shared her experience of fighting through negative thoughts about her body while shopping over the holiday weekend.

Pack says she started obsessing over her perceived imperfections, but rather than let them get her down, she showed them off.

“So today was an unsuccessful shopping day. Nothing fit. Terrible dressing room lighting made me feel lumpy and squishier than normal,” Pack writes. “I might not be where I want to be, but I refuse to let a bad shopping experience lower my self esteem and worth because I know I’ve worked hard and continually fight everyday to be better than those demons.”

Pack instead “put on an outfit you know that you can rock the hell out of” — in her case, a crop top and shorts that proudly displayed her cellulite.

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“Your worth and value and meaning to society is not determined by the texture and look of your thighs or tummy,” she says. ” … I refuse to let something as common and as silly as cellulite make me feel less of myself. I refuse to let a size or terrible fit of pants make me think I haven’t been trying hard enough or that I’m still where I started. You are so much more than what you look like or what pant size you are.”

Pack is known for her inspiring, body positive posts. The Orlando, Florida, native was one of the first people to post with #30SecondTransformation, to show how misleading Instagram before-and-after photos can be.

“Never let something like cellulite or muffin top or a bad shopping experience make you feel less of yourself,” she adds. “Those things do not define you unless you let them.”