"Perseverance is the key to everything. Know your self-worth and perpetuate it yourself," she says of learning to love herself and her body
The December cover star made the revelation while discussing her shift to a focus on weight training, explaining, “I was transitioning fat into muscle without losing weight or gaining weight. But I say that loosely because I don’t own a scale. I haven’t weighed myself in years.”
It helps that Brie has learned to have confidence in herself and her figure over the years.
“I’ve just never given less f—-,” Brie tells Women’s Health of tuning out other people’s critiques and opinions. “It’s a nice feeling because you live your life more and care less about what other people think.”
She adds, “Your career will fluctuate; you’ll have highs and lows. But I can always go to the gym and work out. I’m in control of myself and my body.”
The 34-year-old hasn’t always been so self-confident. Growing up in Los Angeles, she recalls, left Brie and her sister with “touch-and-go body issues, some mildly recurring dysmorphia.”
“Now I feel like strength is beautiful, rather than that stick-skinny is the beauty standard,” says Brie.
She also has some wise words for her younger self: “I probably would be like ‘You’re beautiful! Enjoy your body!’ I remember in my 20s just always being so unhappy with my body. My body was beautiful!”
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“Perseverance is the key to everything,” she adds. “Know your self-worth and perpetuate it yourself. You kinda can’t count on the validation of others.”
The December issue of Women’s Health magazine hits stands Nov. 21.