As young kiddo, growing up it was easy to not really care about what you were eating.
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 “𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝” look.
Sometimes the messaging is less obvious, like a woman in a sports bra on the cover of Cosmo Girl.
Sometimes it’s directly in your face, like the Hydroxycut or Jenny Craig ads.
You’re made to believe you’re ugly or just lazy if you don’t look like an “after picture”.
I remember starting to drink Slimfast Shakes for breakfast and snack on Special K bars for lunch.
FORTUNATELY, this did not last long because not only did I notice my performance in softball suffer, but I just genuinely enjoyed food. I wasn’t going to let some BS magazines tell me not to eat.
Ever since then, I’ve rebelled HARD against that messaging.
Why do you think I get so fired up about BS weight loss products and expensive starvation diets?
I’m so sick of women being told (by men AND women) that they need to lose weight because that’s what sexy is. That being attractive means you have a thigh gap or skinny arms.
I’m sorry, but that’s BS.
You know what is sexy? Confidence, self-esteem, and actually caring about what makes you healthy.
- 𝘓𝘪𝘧𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘦𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘪𝘵 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘦𝘮𝘱𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘥.
- 𝘙𝘶𝘯𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘱𝘶𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧 𝘰𝘶𝘵𝘴𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘻𝘰𝘯𝘦.
- 𝘌𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘻𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘨𝘶𝘵 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘩.
- 𝘛𝘢𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘧𝘰𝘤𝘶𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘴𝘦𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘪𝘵 𝘥𝘪𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘭𝘺 𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘧𝘪𝘵𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴.
I won’t lie to you guys… I wrestle with the expectations of what a fitness professional 𝐒𝐇𝐎𝐔𝐋𝐃 look like. I don’t have a 6 pack, I have insecure body parts, and I’m definitely not stepping on a bodybuilding stage anytime soon.
But I seriously have to ask myself, wtf is actually important to me? Is it a 6-pack lifestyle?
𝘐 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘨
𝘐 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘧𝘳𝘦𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘪𝘯𝘫𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴
𝘐 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘭 𝘮𝘺 𝘨𝘶𝘵
𝘐 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘴𝘲𝘶𝘢𝘵 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘮𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘶𝘱 𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘭 𝘐 𝘥𝘪𝘦
𝘐 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘢𝘥𝘢𝘴𝘴 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘦𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘵 𝟿𝟶 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘦𝘦𝘯𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝘣𝘰𝘺𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘨𝘺𝘮
𝘐 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘦𝘯𝘫𝘰𝘺 𝘨𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘨𝘶𝘪𝘭𝘵
𝘐 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘥 𝘮𝘺 𝘣𝘰𝘥𝘺 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘵 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘧*𝘤𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘨𝘰𝘰𝘥
I want all these things because they are 𝐌𝐘 expectations of a healthy life, and 𝐍𝐎𝐁𝐎𝐃𝐘 else’s.
𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘥𝘢𝘮𝘯, 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘵 𝘢 𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘭 𝘰𝘧 𝘢 𝘭𝘰𝘵 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘧𝘶𝘯.