Athletes Erin Cianciolo, Andrea Ager, Rita Benavidez, and Jackie Perez appear in this video talking about how their perceptions of beauty have changed throughout their experience with the CrossFit fitness system.
What they have to say is inspiring... And refreshing.
"I used to eat good, work out really hard, go home look in the mirror and be like...I still don't see what I'm looking for...because I wasn't doing any of the work to get there. I was just trying to be skinny. That wasn't getting me anywhere."
"I'm not working out to look good. I'm working out to be strong, to be fit."
— Jackie Perez
It's not about standards set by other people.
It's about the standards and goals you set for yourself. These women were unhappy with the way they looked and felt... So they changed it. Lift by lift, goal by goal: always trying to be the best version of themselves that they envisioned.
It's never too late to change.
Strength is always beautiful.