To tell you the truth, body confidence was never my thing. Even tough I was athletic since I was a kid and I wasn't overweight, I always compared my body to others.
I had this friend while competing in track and field, we were training partners. Back then I didn't realise her body had a different structure than mine, different genetic material and she was gaining muscle way faster than I did, while putting in less effort. I was often asking myself why can't I have the same body she has, which led me to train even harder and way more that was needed. But I still didn't look like her, still didn't have a sixpack.
Nowadays I love myself more, but I still struggle from time to time. I'm an emotional eater and I often binge eat. I'm working on that with my therapist and there surely is some progress.
The trick is, when I started getting more and more tattoos, I started to love myself more and more.
Not exactly a healthy way of dealing with body image problems, but at least now I don't hate my body fat percentage as much I did in past. ❤