Originally published July 22, 2016 on the Huffington Post.

This meme shared by Women’s Health UK says it best:

“Exercise is a celebration of what your body can do. Not a punishment for what you ate.” - Women’s Health UK via @womenshealthmag

“Exercise is a celebration of what your body can do. Not a punishment for what you ate.” - Women’s Health UK via @womenshealthmag

In my own life, I’ve begun referring to exercise as, “showing my body love through movement,” because the word “exercise” was loaded with too many negative connotations for me.

Exercise means you’re slaving in the gym to look like Heidi Klum. Exercise means you’re pushing your body to extremes to please a coach, or to meet someone else’s standard for your body. Exercise means you’re trying to change your body . . .

Read more on the Huffington Post!

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