Tuesday, August 11, 2015


These days more and more people are struggling with body image. But why is that so? Being surrounded by pictures of ultra thin models or completely toned fitness pros doesn't make things easier. But should we let that define how we see ourselves?

We hear it all the time, oh, she's too skinny or oh, she's slightly overweight, she's too high, too toned, or completely out of shape, what all of these things have in common is that they are all EXTREMES. 

People tend to judge (no way around that), but it's how you deal with that and the things you love about yourself that matter the most. Finding that balance, when you are able to embrace flaws and feel the confidence that you deserve, is what everyone wants. Instead of copying for example models, bodybuilders, their diets (it's okay to have a fitness inspiration), you should try listening to what your body needs and what sports suits you best.

It's because of all these misconceptions that people struggle so much, do radical/crash diets or completely exhaust themselves by trying out boutique fitness trends. Often just listening to magazine advice and trying to cut time (of which the majority is disappointed after the attempt). 

Even if the journey to body confidence takes longer, it sure is worth it. Strong bodies come in all shapes, and that is what the ESPN athletes wanted to show with their covers, so why don't we all just stop body shaming and embrace the body we have.

Photos: downloaded from Google images, ESPN Magazine

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