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ESPN: Serena Williams Body Issue
ESPN: Serena Williams Body Issue

What does it take to get off the couch, wake up at 5am to run 5 miles, put another stack on the bench or decline second helpings of your favorite comfort food? The motivation comes from within. Sometimes, however, I find myself weak and tired. But then from out of nowhere something or someone will encourage me. Last week nauseous from sit-ups and dreaming of a big bowl of cheesy nachos, I was ready to stray into bad habits when I saw the cover of ESPN’s Body Issue. And there she was, the Athena of sports, sprung right from Zeus’ head—Serena Williams. With nothing on but her golden bronze skin, die-hard muscle body and bright red lipstick smile.