This fitness blogger often gets called “manly,” expertly claps back

Kelsey Wells is tired of being told she’s not beautiful because of her muscles. The mother, physical trainer, and fitness blogger is often told that she’s “looking too manly,” in the comments section of her Instagram.

Wells, a weightlifter who often flaunts her killer abs, defined thighs, and toned arms decided to clap back and give her fellow women some words of advice.

"I choose not to respond to negativity," Wells wrote in a recent Instagram post, "but I do have something to say about this and I want to say it loud and clear...THE ONLY THING A WOMAN NEEDS TO DO TO BE BEAUTIFUL AND FEMININE IS TO BE HERSELF."

Amen, amen, amen!

The fitness guru told her followers that she was a “girly girl” growing up, and still loves to dress up for an occasion. But she’s realized throughout the years that she finds herself most beautiful when she’s pushing herself and strengthening her body.

"We empower ourselves when we are living our truth and doing what we are PASSIONATE about with our WHOLE HEARTS," Wells continued. "I feel most beautiful when I'm gross and sweaty in the gym when I'm pushing myself in my training, and even more so as I'm wrestling on the floor with my son or any time I'm looking into that little face and teaching him about his world."

She explains that there is absolutely beauty in weightlifting. There is beauty in strength and in motherhood, marriage, single life, career pursuit, education, and being a homemaker. Wells drills that there is so much beauty in everything you do and truly has nothing to do with what you look like. She adds,

"There is beauty in writing and cooking and cleaning and singing and playing sports and playing instruments and anything and everything else you might enjoy, because simply there is SO MUCH BEAUTY in YOU, you just need to choose to see it. "

Wells is so incredibly right. It’s not worth letting people drag you down with negative comments. As long as you feel absolutely beautiful and confident in what you’re doing, that’s the only thing that matters.