This post comes from Margarita Tartakovsky of Weightless. She dedicates herself to finding and creating resources for women who struggle to love their bodies and accept themselves, and never fails to deliver. Read on for Margarita’s contribution to Body Image Warrior Week:
Loving Your Body,
No Conditions Necessary
I used to think that in order to love my body or really just tolerate it, I had to be thin. I had to have a flat stomach, small hips and sky-high cheekbones.
And I had to earn this love, this tolerance. I had to earn it at the gym — punitively pounding the pavement of a treadmill — and at the dinner table — carefully, nervously watching what I ate.