The last time I felt beautiful was not at my senior prom, or my wedding,
or dressed up for an evening out with my husband.
It was not after a visit to see my hair dresser, at Christmas or posed for a family portrait
The last time I felt beautiful my hair was untidy, my makeup smudged and my face glistening with sweat. There were blisters on my palms and my legs were shaking.
The last time I felt beautiful was yesterday. After a high energy boot camp class and a tough strength workout.
Pushing the limits of my body always makes me feel beautiful. Inside and out.
When was the last time you felt beautiful?
For more reflections on The Beauty of a Woman please visit August McLaughlin on Friday, February 10th, 2012.