Required Watching: This Girl Can
Oh, excuse me. Just jumping up and down with excitement over here over how INCREDIBLE this is. Forget Aerie and Darling Magazine's vows to not photoshop the women in their photos. They choose women that already look like the women in photoshopped campaigns anyways!! No. Let's talk about THIS.
What's this? It's possible to do exercise because you love your body and want it to feel good and NOT because you hate the way it looks and need it to change?! It is totally possible, and I highly encourage you find a form of movement that leaves you feeling empowered and like a total flippin' badass. Your body does not need to be punished, YOU do not need to be punished. Working out should feel good and be a celebration of you and what you are capable of!!!
Ta-ruth!!! And size has nothing to do with it. Despite what women's mags tell you cellulite is a completely natural occurrence. Having a belly is a totally natural occurrence. And having more than 20% body fat is a natural occurrence. Getting trapped into the belief that we need to be svelte toned sex goddesses at all times keeps the diet & beauty industry booming. You don't need to keep lining their pockets by buying creams, powders and pills to keep up with who you're "supposed to be". You are divinely perfect exactly as you are, and you get to love every last inch of yourself, not when you're X amount of pounds lighter but NOW.
Go share the shiz out of this video!!
Photo Credit: This Girl Can