The Anxiety Diaries: Body Image

Getting into exercise is a real battleground for me. On the one hand, exercise is great for you. It makes you live longer, sleep better, and think clearer. On the other, the gym is full of mirrors, and scales, and inadequacy. I’m going to try and help my body, and yet it’s a place that also facilitates hating your body. It forces me to confront the fact that maybe my body image issues aren’t completely resolved, just hibernating, and that this increased awareness of my body may bring them back up to the surface.