"Surround yourself with people who propel you up" - Marialye Trottier

Last April, we had the chance to spend an intimate moment with 9 women who opened up to us in all vulnerability as part of the campaign free to be yourself. Women with different experiences and perceptions of beauty, but with a common definition: beauty, is to be free to be yourself . Marialye Trottier is a Fitness and a Quebec entrepreneur. She is not putting on physical appearances, but on all that a woman can accomplish when she is good with herself. She tells us here the course she has gone through to accept fully and her secrets to have good self -confidence.

What is beauty for you?

Beauty in women is that everyone is different and badass in their own way. I don't know about you, but to know that there is not another like me, I find it really cool. Each woman is unique. For me, the beauty of the woman really goes beyond the physical. It goes through the heart. Yes, I'm going to like that make up and dress well, but it's only the cherry on the Sunday. It goes first from the inside. It goes through the heart.

How to take control of your own happiness?

Take control of your own happiness, for me, is to fully assume yourself. We know what makes us happy, but often we hide it. We want to ignore it for fear of the judgment of others, for fear of not being up to par. I think happiness, you shouldn't look for it too far. We just have to open our arms and welcome it. It goes through really simple things. It can be as simple as going to run, train, eat. Do it because it really works.

What was the turning point in your life to accept you?

At the age of 15, I had a fixation: I no longer wanted to have fat on the body. Especially on the belly and inside my thighs. It even made sure that I had to stop playing soccer. I was no longer thin, I was made skinny. I found myself in the hospital. At that moment when I had reached my goal, I looked at myself in the mirror and I said to myself: "I don't like myself. I can't find myself more beautiful. I am not happier ”. Over time, I learned to love myself, learned to love my imperfections as much as my qualities.

When I was younger, I had surgery at the upper maxilla. This is for people who laugh and who have a little too many gums. It was a complex. When I smiled, I always put my hand in front of my mouth. Yes, it's true that surgery helped me at this level. We reduced my upper maxilla so that I don't go too many gums. I knew I was going to feel good afterwards. This is something I wanted. I didn't do it for others. If I had to do it again? Yes, I would do it again.

What advice would you give to someone who lacks self-confidence?

Do you surround people who propel you up. People who love you at your fair value and who want your good. On social networks, stop following people who make you compare you or who make you doubt you. Follow people who inspire and motivate you. Being in your life mission and continuing your dreams, no Matter What .