Fitness Trainer Molly Galbraith on Body Acceptance: 'This Is a Kind of Freedom I Didn't Think I'd Ever Experience'
The strength and conditioning coach took to her Facebook page on New Year's Day
New year, new mentality.
Molly Galbraith, who’s best known as the founder of Girls Gone Strong as well as a strength and conditioning coach, took to her Facebook on New Year’s Day to speak about the incessant criticism her body has undergone through the years – as well as the toll its taken on her confidence.
The post, which reads as an open letter to fans and critics, is accompanied by a photo of Galbraith in a bikini on the beach.
“This body has been publicly evaluated, judged, and criticized, and those judgments have been used to determine my level of skill as a coach and a trainer, and my worth as a person, both positively and negatively,” writes the former bodybuilder, adding that her body has been given a wide range of labels, from “too fat” to “too masculine.”
While the trainer admits that she has spent “too much time, energy and mental space wishing [her body] would look differently,” she recently had a revelation that brings her own negative body talk into question.
“This is the first year in as long as I can remember that I have made NO resolutions to change the way my body looks,” she reveals. “This is a kind of freedom I didn’t think I’d ever experience, and it feels really, really good.”