This Olympian’s Happy About An Extra 10 Pounds.

Check this out!

http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/vancouver/blog/fourth_place_medal/post/Ice-dancer-Belbin-has-put-on-weight-and-she-cou?urn=oly,220122

In this refreshing article, American ice dancer Tanith Belbin endorses the benefits of weight gain and acknowledges her “problems with eating”.  After her coach suggested a slight increase in weight, Tanith noticed a positive change in her mood and in her skating.

I completely relate.  In an attempt to look prettier onstage, I used to uselessly starve myself a month before the show I was in went into production.  This only caused me to feel weak, project less energy onstage, and to forget lines and dance steps.  However, when I allowed myself to indulge during a run of the show, I would have boundless energy and would give an overall better performance.

(Image provided by http://sports.yahoo.com.  WordPress still won’t let me link things the pretty way.  Grrrr).

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