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If I can’t be skinny, i’ll be strong – part 1

In: fitness

The title of this email is a massive step forward for me.

And, if you can truly take this statement to heart, it will be a massive mindset shift for you too.

See, I have always been “big”.

I wouldn’t say fat – but i’m 6 ft tall and naturally have a lot of muscle mass.

I have never been slight or slender. I have never been as waif-like as my friends growing up.

And I always wished I was.

All my teenage friends were very skinny.

We would all look in the mirror and pinch our imaginary love handles and tell each other how fat we were, looking to each other for approval.

Except, I always had a bit more to pinch.

I grew and grew. I had stretch marks everywhere.

I was bullied and men would say horrible things.

I felt like I didn’t fit in.

And these things scar a girl you know.

They create a permanent mark on your self esteem.

And the more I tried to fit in, the worse I felt.

Something had to change, and as always, through the darkest time comes the biggest breakthrough.

Through last years separation/divorce, moving and the death of a loved one I have become mentally strong.

You actually never know how strong you are until you are tested.

And so, after finding out just how much I can mentally handle, I made a decision.

I had to make my physical strength match my mental strength.

Fuck being skinny.

I’m too old and I’ve been through to much to still care about pounds and inches.

Let me focus on becoming strong.

Let me focus on being as strong on the outside as I am on the inside.

And so I ask YOU.

My loyal email reader…I ask you to join me.

I want you to be strong, not skinny.

I want your outer strength to match your inner strength.

I want you to find acceptance of who you are and not fight every day to be something you are not.

I know to some of you this will sound like “giving up”.

It will sound as if I have lost my will power and drive.

But it’s the exact opposite.

Once you stop fighting and start accepting, you will become more motivated than ever.

More on this tomorrow…I have taken up enough of your time 🙂

Misty “Strong NOT Skinny” Mozejko

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