Danielle Brooks’ Rant About Comparing Yourself To Women At The Gym Is The Realest

November 28, 2016  |  

When it comes to exercising, half of the battle for some people to start working out is overcoming the intimidation of the gym. No one wants to be seen trying to catch their breath on the treadmill or struggling to do crunches, especially not by people who already have the perfectly chiseled bodies we’re currently trying to craft. But its when we put the focus on other people instead of our own progress that we really fail when it comes to our quest to get healthy.



That’s the gist of the “rant” Orange is the New Black star Danielle Brooks shared on Instagram yesterday. Between her gig on the hit Netflix series and her stint as Sophia in the Color Purple revival on Broadway, Danielle has been going hard in the gym and her body shows it. The actress is proud of her work too, having started to work out in a bra in public, despite conventional beliefs that a woman her size should cover up in the gym and everywhere else. But yesterday the 27 year old had to check herself after she started comparing her body to another woman’s at the gym and feeling insecure about her figure, as she explained in the video below.

There’s hardly a woman (or man) who can’t relate to Danielle’s experience, whether we’re talking about another woman’s body, hair, clothes, career, or relationship. The bottom line is focus on you and never give in to the temptation to compare yourself and your experience to anyone else.

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