There is no perfect shape or size. Why should there be perfection at all? Who defines perfect in any case?
For the longest time I didn’t want to run because I thought I would look funny with my breasts bobbing up and down. I didn’t want to be stared at. I was intimidated by the idea of people looking at me and judging me specially after I had put on 20 kgs during my pregnancy.
But then I realised it’s about how healthy and fit I feel, looking good is only secondary. I felt weird running my first 500 mtrs but the overall exhilaration I felt was far greater than that. There was no stopping me post the initial hitch.
I chanced upon this beautiful video which shows how REAL women look and feel when they are striving to become healthier (not skinnier) versions of themselves. The campaign, called #thisgirlcan, was created by SportEngland, a U.K. government agency whose research found that 75% of women want to be more active, but they don’t because of a “fear of judgment.” I’m sure this statistic would be at least 95% for Indian women, if not more.
I urge all women to take up fitness without caring about what others think of them. It really is about overcoming the initial hitch. It’s time to shed inhibitions, get out there and just do it.