|Erin finally owning strong!|
Growing up I was always an athlete with the corresponding build. I was a strong girl, able to bench press my body weight at 16. Strength never impressed me though, only skinny. My dad tried to encourage me to embrace my strength and athleticism, but I never wanted to own it. Girls were supposed to be slim, not muscular.
After my experience with bulimia, I became a vegetarian to take a stand against factory farming. I soon discovered how being a vegetarian made me look and feel healthier. This encouraged me to make other changes and I began to explore Eating Clean after becoming hooked on Oxygen magazine and Tosca Reno.
Eating Clean and a vegetarian diet have helped me to embrace food rather than loathe it; Oxygen and Tosca have shown me that despite what I believed in the past, strong really is beautiful.
I’m finally embracing the strength and potential of my body and I have Tosca and my dad to thank for constantly inspiring me. My workouts are no longer about calories burned, but rather the muscles developed.
I no longer crave skinny; I crave strong.
And I have found that strong is much sexier to own.
|With my dad, the man who inspires and encourages me each and every day.|