Reframing love for a moving body
I have never, as far as I know, lost a single pound through exercise. I know some people do—we get emails every day from people who are losing weight with our app, and if that’s a goal they have, I’m very happy we’re helping them to achieve it. It’s just never happened to me. No, what happened was better: I started to enjoy being in my body. I felt better. I felt good. It is a very different feeling to be in a fat body that is moving a lot to one that hardly moves at all. It feels like love. As simple and as joyful as that.
There’s No Morality in Exercise: I’m a Fat Person and Made a Successful Fitness App
by Naomi Klein, on Medium.com’s Matter