Getting older is great for a lot of reasons. Staying in shape with minimal effort is not one of them, I am reminded of this constantly within the ebbs and flows of my yet-to-be-consistent fitness regime. In applying my favorite life philosophy of “fake it ’til you make it” to the subject of fitness, I’ve learned that dressing the part is half the work. Ok, maybe not half, have you ever done burpees? But it does help to feel like you look good! And if looking good isn’t a big enough motivator, maybe the money you’ve spent on all this nice gear and your gym membership is. Whatever works right?
Veronica got in touch with us when we put out an open call for beauty contributors. A week later we met for coffee, and now two months and a handful of beauty pieces later, I feel confident openly admitting that I’m kind of obsessed with her. We all are! She’s painfully funny, very smart, super real, and obviously so beautiful. Ok ok, I’ll stop now and let Veronica take over and tell you about her experience with beauty standards and self-image, in her own words.