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Amazing Women Who Embrace the #LoveMyShape Movement

My Body Is Strong, Capable, and Beautiful

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"My body is not perfect. I have known this since I was a little girl as it was ingrained in my brain to suck in my stomach, tame my crazy hair, or only show the parts of myself that are flattering. Even when I was in the best shape of my life, I never loved or appreciated my body. Today when I see my big arms I remember that my body is STRONG, strong enough to fight with girls in water, and strong enough to skip shot a ball into the goal. When my legs jiggle like jello, I remember that my body is CAPABLE, blessed with the ability of movement, and I am grateful that with my jiggly legs I can swim, jump, and walk. When I see stretch marks and scars that tell a story about my life, I remember that my body is BEAUTIFUL because it has struggled. My body endured at times when my mind wanted to quit, it suffered when I couldn't take care of it, and it waited for me even when I could not give it love. I almost missed out on Polo because of fear and self-consciousness. So now I say, forget you to flattering and pretty, my body is so much more than that... It is STRONG, CAPABLE, AND BEAUTIFUL." — mandy_sue94

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Confidence Can't Be Built By Barbells

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"I've learned so much on my fitness/health journey, but have realized that confidence can't be built with barbells, measured by the width of your waist, and isn't defined by thigh gaps or 6-packs. This body has been curvy, squishy, sore, skinny, and muscular... But it has always been MINE. I was born with this body and it hasn't stopped for the past 22 years, despite the pizza, mud runs, ladder throws, and hurdles I've made it endure. I love myself and the body I came in. I'm far from perfect, but I'm strong and happy... And that has made all the difference." — @lyssrin

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Proud to Show Off This Pear Shape

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"Feeling so empowered by @shape_magazine's #LoveMyShape campaign. It took me years to become comfortable in my own skin and I'm finally no longer ashamed of my body. I absolutely adore this campaign! Proud to show off this pear shape." @alesandrabev (For more body pos inspo, see the empowering women who rocked #LoveMyShape sports bras.)

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Everybody Deserves #BodyLove

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"I #LoveMyShape because it's mine, and I worked damn hard for it. I may not be 5'10 and a size 0 like I've grown up dreaming I would be, but I am healthy and happy!! My journey of fitness and wellness started three years ago and since then I've lost 25lbs, my depression and most of my anxiety! I've gained muscle, confidence and much-needed humility and gratitude more importantly. We are all beautiful and deserve some #BodyLove. So do your part and help spread the good vibes and #BodyPositivity." — @katiecetta

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Stand Out for Everything You Are

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"[I] #lovemyshape for all the times my body was there for me when I wasn't there for myself. My length used to make me shy, as if I wanted to be more subtle in my presence. I love when strangers at the food market ask me for my assistance. I love that I can extend myself that much more to people. Stand out for everything you are. Join us in celebration of our unique bodies." @ehenk, @movemeantfound (Shape is partnering with the Movemeant Foundation, which empowers young women to feel confident about their bodies.)

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These Legs Keep Me Grounded

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"My favorite thing about my shape is my legs. I love how long they are. No matter what size I've been (from 110lbs up to 203lbs) My legs were and are my favorite part of my body. Being a mom of 10, everything on my body has stretched, pulled, tugged lol good lord. STILL, throughout everything, these legs not only keep me grounded, but make me feel more positive about my own body image. It's amazing how one thing can change your entire outlook about yourself." — @thaoriginalgata

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For Loving Me Back No Matter What

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"Dear body, I am sorry for ever getting angry with you and looking at you with disgust. I am sorry for ever thinking you were fat when you would wake up early and allow me to workout. I am sorry for hating you when you weren't doing anything wrong. For ever not feeding you enough food to be energized and then ripping you apart in the mirror for simply having some jiggle. I promise to try my hardest to love you more and more each day and take care of you. I hope you know that I am trying to treat you right and be the healthiest version of myself, and I can't thank you enough for being so patient and loving me back no matter what. You are so strong and you are such a wonderful home for my soul, so thank you." — @fitfatandallthat

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Embrace the Squish

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"Your sense of humor, your creativity, your likes and dislikes... All the things that make you beautiful are specific exactly to YOU. Even the things you think make you less beautiful. Even your wobbly bits. Even the way your thighs touch, or don't touch. If your belly sways as you walk or squishes when you sit down. If your butt is flat, or round, or jiggly or firm. Your body belongs to you, and no one else. You may see a flaw, but how can a flaw be a flaw if there is no standard?? If there is no perfect body?? Because the truth is, there IS no perfect body, except for a happy and healthy one. The next time you look in the mirror, take a good look at all the things you see. See all the amazing things you are, and appreciate them. Honor them. And all the things you can't see on the outside. Because no one else has them exactly like you do. No photoshop, no face tune, no funny business. Just me and my squish. #embracethesquish #LoveMyShape" — @nourishandeat

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My Body Won't Break

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"[I] #lovemyshape because I've worked for it and I'm strong and beautiful and my body carries me over long distances without breaking." @egbarbely

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These Muscles Don't Make Me Any Less of a Lady

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"I #LoveMyShape because these muscles don't make me any less of a lady. I train hard and eat right to look the way I do and I love that I'm walking evidence of the lifestyle I live. When I #LoveMyShape Life #LovesMeBack." @bowflexbarbiefitness (Prepare to be seriously inspired by these badass women who shared why they #LoveMyShape.)

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