You look more muscular…

“You look more muscular…”

In the past hearing that would have instantly been a trigger for me. 

I’d start plotting how I could cut even more food out of my diet OR I’d be adding in some extra elliptical sessions for the week.

But most likely both.

You see I’m all for the strong not skinny movement, but I also want to assure you that I was always the girl who was terrified of lifting weights and getting “bulky”.

Coming from an eating disorder and background in dance my ideal body was always as skinny as I could possibly be.

Then I got there. I was miserable. Unhealthy. Had zero life. And felt sick all the time.

I knew I had to make a change.

Enter CrossFit and strength training. 🏋🏻‍♀️

And one of the first things I noticed was no one was concerned about being skinny. They wanted to be stronger, faster, fitter.

Game changer.

I slowly started to transform my own mindset.
I became less afraid of building muscle.
I prioritized fuel over weight loss.
I started to find peace with my body as it was.

And while yes, for a second when I heard that comment the other day, I still panicked a bit in my head, I quickly got over it and realized just how little it matters how muscular or not muscular I am.

Forever learning to love my body in every season.
Not always easy but so very necessary. 💛

P.S. Strength Building Dumbbell Circuit going up on my IG @daniellegracep 📸 come join me 💪


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