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America Ferrera: How Triathlons Helped to Rethink Her Strength

America Ferrera: How Triathlons Helped to Rethink Her Strength

Over the years America Ferrera has struggled with her body and image, so she turned to becoming a triathlete. In return, America talks how re-centering herself helped Ferrera rethink her strength.

Read on about the Superstore star, America Ferrera and how living health helped her change her outlook on life…

America Ferrera: How Triathlons Helped to Rethink Her Strength has the latest via People Chica on America Ferrera who set out to challenge herself, and signed up for the Olympic-distance Nautica Malibu Triathlon.

America Ferrera, 33, opened up to talk about how she turned her disappoint her body into showing off her body. She tells Triathlete magazine for their July cover.

“This relationship of being disappointed in our bodies is a relationship that I started at a very young age, whether that’s because of the culture around me or the points of views that I was exposed to. I didn’t see a lot of examples — or nobody taught me to appreciate and love my body for what it’s capable of. It was always about what it wasn’t and couldn’t do, and what it could be.”

She explains how she decided to Train with a team to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, in honor of a friend who had just lost her mom.

Ferrera, who is a political spokeswoman for Latino’s says:

“I think recently in the past few years of my life I’ve started noticing a pattern of when something scares me, that’s an indication that I should do it. There were absolutely times where I doubted whether I could do it. When we started, I was not a swimmer at all and I remember one night at swim practice where I was just literally weeping in the pool. I just started crying because I had to swim 600 meters in a row, and for someone who started like, ‘I don’t even know if I can do a 50! How am I gonna do this?’ ”


The Latina actress revealed that she waited to finish the race with her husband, Ryan Piers Williams. It took place a day before the 2016 Emmys. America proudly made a bold statement of accomplishment wearing her number to a pre-Emmys party.

Her is what she had to say about the mindset changing accomplishment.

Ferrera concludes:

“Why I think triathlons have changed my relationship to myself is because the whole sport is about going further than you think you can go, living at the threshold and pushing yourself to the place where you feel like, ‘I never thought I could be here and I certainly thought I couldn’t go further.’ It’s at that threshold that you have the opportunity to choose something new which could just be to be nice to yourself in that moment, to acknowledge yourself in that moment.”

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