body relationship


I see a lot of posts and videos and such on body positivity, body acceptance, and body shaming.  Then I do the unthinkable: I read the comments section.  It seems like a lot of people are under the assumption that being body positive or accepting/loving your body as it is means not caring about your health and fitness. Bullshit. It is NOT complacent.  It is NOT giving up.  When you have a strong, loving relationship with someone else,...

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Ever since I started exercising (maybe even as a kid doing PE), I have enjoyed doing stuff. Being strong, trying new things. Mostly since I started training in either martial arts or with a trainer, I enjoy seeing what my body is capable of. I’m (obviously) no bikini model, but I wouldn’t trade the stuff I can do just to be one. Athletes have the bodies for their sports. Not all of them are skinny or lean. But even the...

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“I can’t do that!” “Well it’s EASY for him!” You spend enough time around a gym, you end up hearing pretty much every reason that someone can’t or won’t try an exercise, or isn’t losing weight, or whatever goal is looking unreachable to them.  In my opinion, that’s focusing in the wrong direction. There are as many body types as there are people, each with its own blend of...

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A few years ago, I was at a presentation specifically for women. The very first question that was asked was something like “Is there anything you hate about your body?” Literally (yes, I mean that literally) every woman in the room raised her hand. But I had to wonder why, because even though I was one of the “all” raising their hand, I didn’t actually want to change anything. Not that I think I’m perfect, but I’ve never (and still...

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