Appreciate your Strength

I still remember the first time I discovered stretch marks on my thighs. ā£
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I was ten years old and so embarrassed that my body seemed to just keep growing. ā£
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And suddenly I had even more proof of that. ā£
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I quickly learned to pick out allllll the things I hated about my body, stretch marks included.ā£
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But Iā€™d also like to argue that that hatred of my body also taught me my biggest lesson. ā£
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I decided I was going to learn everything I could about how to make my body shrink. ā£
So I started to learn about nutrition. ā£
Started to move more. ā£
And after YEARS of destroying myself to lose weight I finally learned balance. ā£
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My ability to move. ā£
And Iā€™d like to argue that thanks in part to those stretch marks I am the person I am now. ā£
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I became athletic. ā£
I learned what it meant to be dedicated. ā£
I made a living out of sharing my passion for fitness and nutrition with others. ā£
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Now those stretch marks are a sign of my strength, acceptance for my body, and are a tiny little piece of why I continue to work hard today. ā£
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