When I was a young dancer, all I wanted was the body to match the hobby.
I looked at the toned abs of my older sister with envy and lamented the soft stomach I saw highlighted in my leotard.
At the time I was dancing regularly and working out outside of classes. I was constantly reading nutrition books, jumping on and off diets, promising myself I wouldn't eat pretzels, carbs, sugar, fill-in-the-blank.
It seemed no matter what I did, I would never have the body I dreamed...