I Wish I Knew This Years Ago

During today’s workout I did some reflecting…

For the longest time I was self-conscious about having “big” legs. Even when I was at my lightest weight, I still thought my legs were huge. And yes, my legs are bigger in proportion to my upper body because genetically, I store fat in my lower body before it makes its way to my upper body. I had friends with these tiny little legs and I always wished mine could be that tiny too. But they never could be. And they probably never will. Because my body is not built that way. Everybody is different, with differences in genetics, body composition, structure, metabolism, etc. You gotta work with what you got. I wasn’t okay with this for a long time, but now I am.

In fact, I’m more than okay with this. I LOVE my legs now. They are big because they are strong. Instead of doing only cardio to get them smaller, I purposely work them out to make them stronger. They help me to be powerful. and to jump, squat, lunge, and everything else in between. And even though I work out my legs regularly, I still have cellulite. I also have stretch marks. But who cares? At the end of the day, does it really matter if someone has cellulite? NO.

So whether you are self-conscious about having cellulite, a flat chest, a big chest, being tall, being short, having skinny legs or big legs, a muffin top, a flat booty, or whatever it may be, embrace it and learn to love yourself just the way your are. We’re all different and we’re all human. Respect your body because it’s the only one you got.

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