I learned to love my body when I decided to start caring about my health. I was not an active person at all until I started to see the effects of my lifestyle in my mid-twenties. I wasn’t really trying to change the way I looked, I’ve been overweight most of my life and I just accepted that I was never really going to be completely happy with my figure. I started running and swimming just because I wanted to preserve myself. When I exercised I would contemplate how each muscle in my body was functioning. I couldn’t do much in the beginning, but I still found it amazing that I could get my legs moving and my heart beating after years of lethargy. I became incredibly grateful for my body and stopped looking at it as something for people to judge and instead started treating it as a source of power. Do I still feel self-conscious in a bathing suit? Yes. But I love my body because it allows me to do so much and it’s working hard to make me healthy and strong.
Second decade please!!
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