Strong is the new skinny. Strong is bold, it’s sexy, it’s beautiful. When I struggled with my weight after college, working out not only helped the numbers on the scale go down, but my muscles and endurance gave me a newfound strength. They built my confidence and made me feel unstoppable. Witnessing what my body could do in sneakers, on wheels, and on a yoga mat made me fall in love with my body, not because of how it looked, but more importantly, because of how it made me feel.
Today, show your body some love by doing something that makes you feel strong, either mentally or physically. Try something new in a class you take. Maybe today’s the day to try the headstand or the pull-up you’ve always shied away from ¡ª a new accomplishment is sure to make you feel badass. Or add an extra pound or more to your weight routine, do an extra set of ab exercises, or try something adventurous and slightly risky such as snowboarding or rock climbing. Feeling confident, strong, and proud of your body’s unique abilities is sure to make you fall in love with yourself a little bit more.
Learn more about the Love Your Body action plan here. It’s time to be kind to yourself.