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Why I Have a Girl Crush on Whitney Thore

10 Feb

Image (c) Huffington Post

Have you heard of Whitney Thore? If you’re not a reality TV fan – you may have missed her.  She’s the star of the hit TLC show “My Big Fat Fabulous Life.”  She’s an incredible dancer.  And oh yeah — she weighs 380 pounds.

To me, Whitney has become the face of body-positive movement.  She owns her obesity and doesn’t make excuses for it.  But she’s also DAMN proud of who she is, what she is, and how she looks.  And that is what makes her amazing.

Look – I’m not defending obesity (nor is Whitney).  I am on my weight loss journey because I know I need to be healthier (not skinnier).  We all need to lead healthy lives – but does that mean a size two? Not necessarily.

But as we work to become healthier versions of ourselves – we can’t let our obesity prevent us from doing the things we want to do in our lives.  For Whitney, she is passionate about dancing.  And nothing – no amount of weight – is going to stop her from doing what she loves.

We have to have confidence with WHO we are.  We are beautiful not only on the inside but on the outside too – regardless of the expectations society puts on us.

In a recent interview with People Magazine, Whitney had this to say:

For me, confidence is a product of action. It’s not like you have a certain amount that you’re born with, it’s something you have to work on every single day. People have it backwards. They think, ‘I’ve got to have the confidence to do it,’ whatever ‘it’ is. But I don’t think that. I think, just go do it, and then it’s okay. I mean, how often do we do something and think, ‘Why didn’t I do that 10 years ago?’

She couldn’t have said it any more perfect!  It gives me the inspiration to get out there and face the world!

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