It may interest some women to know that research has proven:
Women of any weight who accept their “flaws” are better able to handle setbacks and disappointments in their daily lives.
Researcher Allison Kelly from Waterloo University in Canada says: “There is something about a high level of acceptance and understanding of oneself that helps people not necessarily view their bodies more positively, but rather acknowledge their bodies’ imperfections and be OK with them.”
So perhaps we can accept that working out might not always result in the body we see on the catwalk but the muscle strength, energy, flexibility and that great feeling you get after a genuinely hard workout are key to a healthier and happier you.
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