But I didn't need to apologize for my body anymore. For the first time in my life, I genuinely felt like my body was a good thing. The Healthiest Way to Make Pho. And if that's not body positivity, I don't know what is. But after more than workout sessions in that gym and cleaning up my diet, I lost pounds in 11 months. And so, as I stood naked on the podium accepting my first-place medal, it dawned on me: This is the stuff dreams are made of! There was my name — first place for my age group.
Some were completely naked from the start and some stayed clothed the entire time.
Running of the Nudes
When you put people into incredibly vulnerable situations, you see their humanity. Because when you strip down in front of hundreds of other naked people, there's nothing special about you. There are many ways to practice body positivity, but for me, it had to be in a way that forced me to be the most vulnerable I've ever been in my life.