Kendra Wilkinson Helps Us Love Our Imperfect Bodies

Emily Abbate

kendra wilkinson life & styleHines Ward may have taken home the Mirror Ball Trophy on last night's finale of Dancing With the Stars, but former contestant Kendra Wilkinson says she's benefited so much more. Kendra recently spoke with Life & Style magazine about how happy she is to have her old body back. Actually, better than her old body. The former Playboy Playmate told the magazine:

I was a size 2 or 4 before Dancing With the Stars and now I'm a size 0 ... I hope I'll look like this forever. But to be honest, I will never be satisfied!

Wait, did I get this right -- Kendra is stoked to go from a size 2 to a size 0 and still isn't satisfied? Hmmm ... you know what? I feel ya, sista. I wouldn't be satisfied, either.

Kendra is really into working out. The major difference now, versus before DWTS, is that the 25-year-old is treating her body with the respect it deserves. Look at the pictures of Kendra, and you see crazy definition. Aside from her honker bosoms, you see toned legs and sculpted arms.

Before you react, I invite you to think about your group of friends. Is anyone you know 100 percent happy with their body? I would think the answer is no. Even if they have killer legs, or Gisele's abs, something always doesn't sit right. Truth be told: That's human nature. As women -- we always want what we can't have. But when it comes to health and fitness, generally the goal isn't something that we can't have, but something we can have that's super super hard to achieve and will take a lot of time.

Three years ago, I weighed 65 pounds more than I do now. The journey hasn't been easy. In fact, it really effin' sucked for a while. But getting in shape soon became something that I enjoyed and a serious mission. Running is now my release, and some days, I can still hardly believe how far I've come. Sure, I get tons of the "You look awesome!" comments from people I haven't seen in a while, but just because other people think I look great, comparatively, doesn't mean I'm 100 percent satisfied.

I'd love to tone up my legs. I'd love to tone up my arms. Hell, I'd even love to lose another 10 or 15 pounds. Just because the journey's been a long one doesn't mean it's finally over. I'm in this for life. Don't get me wrong, I am very happy with the progress I've made. I could never imagine still having a BMI in the obese range today.

But just like Kendra, I don't know if I'll ever be satisfied. However, what's important is the progress. What's important is that us women are making positive changes for the right reasons. And what's MOST important is that you, yourself, your biggest critic, are doing what makes you happy, that it's safe, and that it makes you feel good.

Have you ever lost weight, and still not been satisfied?

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