Karen Pearson/Fitness MagazineBy Marisa Fox, photographs by Karen Pearson
FITNESS celebrates real women -- active, confident, of all body shapes and sizes. Read their stories, get inspired, and discover the joys of being uniquely you.
"I love my post-baby body"
"I never felt self-conscious about my body when I was pregnant, and I've retained that sense of awe. I've lost all but three pounds of the baby weight; things aren't quite like they were, but that's okay, because look at what I have."-- Kristin Dale, 38, schoolteacher, with Julia, 18 months
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Karen Pearson/Fitness Magazine"I love my cleavage"
"I'm never going to be skinny or have an athletic build, but I've done well with what I have. I don't need a push-up bra to get cleavage. It's truly a blessing to live in a healthy body."
-- Maiysha Simpson, 30, plus-size model
Karen Pearson/Fitness Magazine"I love my shoulders and collarbone"
"There are the obviously sexy parts of your body, and then there's the subtle curve ofRead More »from What Women Love About Their Bodies