Last week I saw this on Pinterest and it really stuck with me.Source
Everyone of these ladies are in phenomenal shape and are, in fact, Olympic athletes yet when we look at them we automatically assume that only the few in the middle are healthy.
I have always considered myself an "active" person but not always "healthy". I had my gluttonous college days (which I'm paying for now) followed by 3 pregnancies so over the past few years I have packed on the weight. Even through those years, though, I remained active and worked out but I still wasn't "healthy".
In the past year I think I finally have realized that healthy doesn't just mean that I am able to go out and run a couple of miles. It means that making better food choices, getting enough rest, taking supplements/vitamins AND exercise, as well.
What I am learning to deal with is that I am probably healthier and "in better shape" than a lot of skinny women but yet I still sometimes envy their bodies when I'm looking at myself in the mirror. I need to come to an understanding that, in the long run, I will be in a better place if I focus on my health and not on my weight.
I also saw this pin and thought it fit perfectly with this post.
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