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A Letter to the Women in the Room



As young kiddo, growing up it was easy to not really care about what you were eating.

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But as a teenage girl, once you do start paying attention to the messaging around food and diet, you start learning about weight loss and how a woman โ€œ๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐โ€ look. โฃ

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Sometimes the messaging is less obvious, like a woman in a sports bra on the cover of Cosmo Girl. โฃ

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Sometimes itโ€™s directly in your face, like the Hydroxycut or Jenny Craig ads. โฃ

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Youโ€™re made to believe youโ€™re ugly or just lazy if you donโ€™t look like an โ€œafter pictureโ€. โฃ

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I remember starting to drink Slimfast Shakes for breakfast and snack on Special K bars for lunch. โฃ

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FORTUNATELY, this did not last long because not only did I notice my performance in softball suffer, but I just genuinely enjoyed food. I wasnโ€™t going to let some BS magazines tell me not to eat. โฃ

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Ever since then, Iโ€™ve rebelled HARD against that messaging. โฃ

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Why do you think I get so fired up about BS weight loss products and expensive starvation diets?โฃ

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Iโ€™m so sick of women being told (by men AND women) that they need to lose weight because thatโ€™s what sexy is. That being attractive means you have a thigh gap or skinny arms. โฃ

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Iโ€™m sorry, but thatโ€™s BS.โฃ

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You know what is sexy? Confidence, self-esteem, and actually caring about what makes you healthy.โฃ

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- ๐˜“๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ. โฃ

- ๐˜™๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ง ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ป๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ. โฃ

- ๐˜Œ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ป๐˜ฆ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜จ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ.โฃ

- ๐˜›๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด.โฃ

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I wonโ€™t lie to you guysโ€ฆ I wrestle with the expectations of what a fitness professional ๐’๐‡๐Ž๐”๐‹๐ƒ look like. I donโ€™t have a 6 pack, I have insecure body parts, and Iโ€™m definitely not stepping on a bodybuilding stage anytime soon. โฃ

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But I seriously have to ask myself, wtf is actually important to me? Is it a 6-pack lifestyle? โฃ

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Noโ€ฆ โฃ

๐˜ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜จโฃ

๐˜ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ซ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ดโฃ

๐˜ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜จ๐˜ถ๐˜ตโฃ

๐˜ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜ฒ๐˜ถ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ญ ๐˜ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฆโฃ

๐˜ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ด ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿถ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜บ๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜จ๐˜บ๐˜ฎโฃ

๐˜ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ซ๐˜ฐ๐˜บ ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜จ๐˜ถ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ตโฃ

๐˜ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜บ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ง*๐˜ค๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅโฃ

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I want all these things because they are ๐Œ๐˜ expectations of a healthy life, and ๐๐Ž๐๐Ž๐ƒ๐˜ elseโ€™s.โฃ

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๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฏ, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ข ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ข ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ.



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