As we head into an exciting new year, we tend to take stock, and think about what we want from 2017. For many of us, it’s a healthier, happier life – as we commit to making the most of the fabulous year ahead. And that’s why we love this post by strength and conditioning coach Molly Galbraith. It’s honest, it’s raw and it proves that being fit and healthy looks different for everyone.
As the clock ticked over to 2016, Molly wanted her tens of thousands of Facebook followers to know that she is worth so much more than what her body looks like.
This is a body that has been abused, and loved
She posted a photo of her incredible bikini-clad body, writing, “This is a body that loves protein and vegetables and queso and ice cream. This is a body that loves bench presses and pull-ups and deadlifts and sleep.”
Molly explains that while her body has been abused with fast food, late nights and stress, it’s also been pushed to the brink as she competed in powerlifting meets.
She says her body has been called:
- too fat
- too thin
- too masculine
- too strong
- too weak
- too big
- too skinny
She says, as a trainer, her body is judged and criticised, “Some people say they would ‘kill to have this body’. Others say they would ‘kill themselves if they had this body’.”
In the end, Molly says there is only person’s opinion that matters when it comes to your body…and that’s YOURS.
Mums and body image
This is an issue we’re passionate about at The Healthy Mummy. Our bodies after having babies are different – they may have stretch marks and mummy tummy, but they have carried our children. It IS possible to be fit and healthy in a body that doesn’t look like a supermodel’s.
If you need some more inspiration, have a look at Motivating Mum Rae Willingham’s inspirational video on loving your body:
It’s never to late to start, don’t leave it until 2017 – if you want to get fit and healthy right now then join our 28 day weight loss challenge that is designed especially for mums.