I almost didn't post this picture because I felt self conscious. I thought I looked "fat" or "not toned enough" and then I said fuck it. Yes, I took this picture after being on vacation for 7+ days. I had been drinking and eating pretty much whatever I wanted, as I should've. In that moment, my body is the strongest, most athletic, slimmest version of myself. At the end of the day, it is MY body and I love ALL it has done for me.
I used to suffer from an eating disorder and honestly, there were times when I couldn't name one part of my body that I even "liked." Today, I am so blessed to be on the other side of that self hatred. I can not only say I love my body, but I love myself - fully and truly, every part of who I am. I am confident in the strong, independent, adventurous woman I am. I look back in that girl I used to be and I do not even recognize her.
So today, when I had that moment of self doubt, I had to remind myself to thank my body for all it does for me; my heart for beating strong everyday, to thank my legs for carrying me 26.2 miles, and my body for lifting heavy weight.
So thank you self, thank you body, for being all that you are and doing all that you can. I love you.