Let’s Talk Body Positivity.
At uforia we sweat to empower ourselves and each other with how strong and beautiful our bodies are when they move. With outside forces that sometimes tell us our bodies need to look and feel a certain way to be beautiful or strong, it’s important to remind ourselves that WE define what beauty and strength are for ourselves.
We caught up with Revolutions Rockstar Amanda to hear how she practices body positivity on the Rockstar bike.
What does having a body positive outlook mean to you?
At the end of the day, we all come in different shapes and sizes. One is by no means better than the other– despite the ideals that society and the media pushes on us. Having a positive outlook is ability to have the confidence and pride in the beautiful and capable body you have been given. Growing up as a figure skater, I’ve had a magnifying glass on my body shape since I was little. The sport is based a lot on aesthetics and my short, muscular build was something I have felt insecure about for as long as I can remember. At one point my body-shaming was so intense that I couldn’t watch a video of myself on the ice without thinking about how “skinny” or “fat” I looked first. I was tracking every single piece of food that went into my mouth to help me control my weight. It wasn’t until I found my love for fitness that I have began to embrace my body, embrace the muscles (I call them MURVES– muscular curves) and appreciate it as my vessel to do the things that I love most.
What makes you feel most beautiful when you’re working out?
I have a weird obsession with sweating– I feel the most beautiful after having a sweat-soaked session. To me, it’s a token of my hard work and strength to push through uncomfortable situations. It also doesn’t hurt that the minute I start sweating is typically the time when the endorphins kick in. Those high-vibes and sweaty glows are what make me feel beautiful.