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New Year, New You… how many times have you heard that phrase?
Since we’re in the mindset of setting resolutions, a majority of our focus may be on wanting to successfully post a “Transformation Tuesday” pic once all is said and done. But former competitive bodybuilder turned fitness trainer Molly Galbraith is expressing a different sentiment this January. Galbraith is the founder of Girls Gone Strong, a website for women’s health and overall wellness, and she’s getting attention for recently posting a bikini photo on her Facebook page with a resolution not to make any drastic changes this year and to love her body for what it is and what it can do.
Her post is refreshing to see and a much-needed reminder in the midst of resolutions to simply love yourself for who you are.
Galbraith continued on her Facebook page saying, “Loving your body isn’t ‘giving up’ or not striving to improve. It simply means being OK with who and where you are at this very moment, and wanting to treat your body well because you deserve it, not trying to hate your body into submission.”
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We salute Galbraith’s positive body image message and hope more women follow suit, remembering to love our bodies instead of beating ourselves up and judging one another.
In other positive body image reminders… “Step Away from the Mean Girls…and say bye-bye to feeling bad about your looks. Are you ready to stop colluding with a culture that makes so many of us feel physically inadequate? Say goodbye to your inner critic, and take this pledge to be kinder to yourself and others.” – Oprah Winfrey