Confession: Sometimes, at the gym, we get self-conscious. And sometimes we compare our body to other bodies. We’ve even considered bailing on our favorite boxing class because we were afraid our bruises would be a turnoff. Can you relate?
To gain a little perspective, here are some wise words from female athletes—and a few celebs and authors—who know something about strength, body image, and believing in yourself. We hope you get inspired to embrace what you’ve got and do what you want.