My toes dug into the sand feeling the water splash against my shins. I took a deep breath, spread my arms as if trying to capture the raw energy of the earth. Mountains danced in the distance. Slowly I let the thought go. Opened my eyes and saw you.
Today I felt at peace with my body. I loved the way I looked. My hair was all crazy the way it normally is. My makeup was done how it normally is. I felt like me. 100% like me. The way it felt to be comfortable in my own skin was irreplaceable.
Walking into the gym I started to think about how small I felt. How insecure I got when I pulled into the parking lot and realized I was not wearing any makeup. Not to mention I looked like I had woken up from the walk of shame and was ready with a vengeance to take it out on my workout.