@teamproscience hipped me to @laurathomasphd and her podcast and it’s just kind of exactly what I need to hear right now. I love this quote (swipe left) because it is a revolutionary thought in the fitness industry or just being a regular ass person who wants to improve their life. We believe that losing body fat and changing composition is the ultimate success and all we have to do to improve our image of ourselves. I thought that changing my body was all I had to do to improve my body image, but it turns out that accepting my body at all weights, shapes, levels of lean, injury, or bloat is where the true improvement of body image begins. Someone told me once that if you are successful nobody wants to see your weakness. I don’t agree. I believe that it’s through our weaknesses that we connect on a human level. That sharing our experience is how we become collectively stronger. That’s not how it may work for some, but I know that if I don’t share a connection and allow myself to be vulnerable to another human, I am always going to be alone and suffering. So today I share these words and this quote from another person who is suffering ( newsflash we all are) or has figured out a way to ease hers, in hopes to help me ease mine. PS. Admitting that we don’t subscribe to the “normal” way of accepting our bodies by the assumption that weight loss fixes everything is actually punk as fuck. Does losing weight improve your life all of the time? Nope. Does acceptance and peace with yourself as you are one day at a time improve your life all of the time? Um YES. DUH.