Kara’s story is short, sweet and to the point. She works hard on her body, but has worked even harder on self acceptance.
Meet Kara Rowley:
Believe me when I say that comments about your body are offensive, no matter what. I’ve been overweight, underweight, and everything in between. I’ve been told to go on a diet and to go eat a sandwich.
I use to think I was “winning” at this fitness thing because I was usually the thinnest person in the room. Now, I’m bigger than I used to be and know that I’m pretty darn average, yet I am way stronger and fitter than when I was “winning.” By the way- I have learned that unless you are making a career off of your fitness level, there is no “winning.”
I’m over it, and my priorities have shifted. I think less about my body and possessions, and more about my family experiences. In fact, I came straight to this photo shoot from a water park. I didn’t have the time or the inclination to do my hair or put makeup on. Don’t get me wrong, I love a spa day as much as the next girl, but day to day exercise and clean eating are the only cosmetics worth my time. Not coincidentally, they are also two of the most important things I can model for my kids.
So forget the diet and the sandwich. We have a life to live.