Why do I workout when I encourage body acceptance?
I thought I would finally answer this question which has been bugging most of you. To be honest, I never saw myself as someone who’d workout regularly. But, I started focusing on myself after my breakup, 5 years ago. At that time, it was more about achieving the “revenge body”, as I used to consider myself the “ugly duckling”.
I wanted to look my best and show my ex what he would never have again. My hate for him gave me the strength that would have made me do anything. Besides dealing with all sorts of setbacks during that time, I wanted to become unstoppable. And, I did whatever it took to make me hate him more and instead, fall in love with myself.
Eventually, I realized I wasn’t just transforming my body, but also my mind. And as time passed, it became less about him and more about myself. I was doing it for my body, wellness, happiness, mental strength, and spirit. Yes, working out has not only helped me become physically fit but mentally sound and calm, as well. I experience major anxiety and get mind-fucking nightmares. But since the time I’ve been working out regularly, I’ve noticed all that is in control.
I know, it sounds clichéd but you get one body in this life, and it is important you treat it right and love it unconditionally; no matter what. You don’t need to do it for anyone else other than YOURSELF. You are beautiful and capable of great things.