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Being told your entire life you're "fat" just because of a number on a scale, regardless of the fact that you're a Sectional/State level qualifying athlete, takes its toll after a while. Girls are taught from a young age that the only 'healthy' is to be skinny, and that's not the case. We can't all be tiny, but we can ALL be healthy and fit. No excuses.
When embarking on a fitness plan, my first goal is to look good in my clothes and my subsequent goal is to look fab w/out my clothes. Progress and NOT perfection has always been my motto as it pertains to exercise and everything else!!! One love.
I agree. And when someone complains to me that their life is over (at 21) I want to hit them upside the head and remind them that the average life expectancy is over 70. So, uh, you can live the next 50 or so happy and loving your self or still complaining about how your life is over.