In the same month, Riley spoke out on Instagram about men messaging her only after her weight loss, labeling it “fatphobic.” She declared that nothing has altered other than the scales. Riley commented to Yahoo Life in 2021 about how self-love is an ongoing choice that needs to be made every day.
She stated, “It’s not a destination, where you are confident and loving yourself all the time. It’s a continuous journey and something you select to do daily.”
When asked about practices that promote her mental health the most, Riley mentioned that having a routine helps. She wakes up at 9:30, takes her dog on a walk and goes out in nature to take in the sun. Riley concluded that having activities throughout the day that make her content, tranquil, or elated is crucial.