What does it mean to me to love my body?
Can I be a curvy “thick” girl who loves her body and also loves fitness? HELL YES.
I got involved with Beachbody as a coach because I believe there is a healthy, body-positive way you can approach fitness, and yes, also weight loss. I’m not in this because I believe only one body type is beautiful. I’m in this because I believe that no matter what your body type is, if you want to be fit, active, and strong, you should be able to find a healthy and positive routine that works for you.
Though I’ve fluctuated in my activity level over the years, I’m always drawn back to living an active life. By being a Beachbody coach and customer, I’m able to do that on my own terms, on my own schedule, with the support of many other people who are also on their own journey.
Loving your body and wanting to get fit or lose weight don’t have to be contradicting ideas. They can go hand in hand.
I love my body and what it can do. I love what it feels like when I feel my core muscles respond to my movements and support my ability to comfortably and confidently move. I love the way my body feels after a good workout. The way my shoulders are straighter and I sit a little taller. I love the way I’m able to bound up and down stairs with more ease when I’m a little lighter on my feet. I believe I deserve to look and feel good in my own eyes, and so I work out. Because that’s what feels good to me.
The name of the company is Beachbody, which implies that there are beach ready bodies and there are others that aren’t. I believe that taking your body to the beach is what makes it a beach body, and nothing else. I want to support that idea as I also support peoples fitness goals.
People (including myself) also have aesthetic reasons they look to fitness and weight loss. But losing weight just to lose weight isn’t sustainable. I’ve done that before and I just ended up gaining it all back once the goal was attained. When it comes to getting fit, instead of just getting skinny, it’s not a single numerical goal, it’s an ongoing state of action that is about more than just your weight.
I don’t want to support the idea that there is only one definition of beautiful, I want to be a positive force for people who want to gain strength and physical abilities, feel good, and look good, no matter their size. I want to support and encourage people to eat healthy, whole foods and to nourish their bodies like they love themselves.
If you are interested in working with me to reach your fitness goals, send me a message and I’ll be in touch!