going to the Dominican Republic for two weeks on Thursday—yay! Super excited but I’m going to have no access to a gym & very poor nutrition, I bet. Oh, well. I’m gonna have the time of my life! But I really hate airplanes, so I’m kinda anxious.
These are 5 words that literally infuriate me. I’m sure any woman who lifts weights regularly has probably heard this from a boyfriend, a relative, a random dude at the gym who thinks his opinion is REALLY important to you, or a friend. The reason it makes me angry is far beyond…
Fitspo promotes orthorexia and overexercising (just the way pro ana promotes anorexia nervosa)
Fitspo encourages an unhealthy body image instead of self-confidence
Fitspo “goals” are unrealistic, stupid and thoughtless
This seems to me as a method justifying that eating disorders are equivalent to being fit/healthy. Those blogs that have all this “Get rid of muffin top”, “For the thigh gap”, “For the collarbones”, are NOT, I repeat NOT fitness blogs. Now, for the blogs that promote fitness—without eating disorder tendencies, and speaking for myself as well, orthorexia is out of the question. We eat healthy, and sometimes we don’t. Annnd then, we get over it. I only exercise an hour or so a day, and I’m sure other fitblrs do too, so how exactly is that overexercising if there’s 24 hours in a day? Moving on, how does fitspo exactly encourage “unhealthy body images”? If you don’t love yourself before you start losing weight, you’re not gonna love yourself after. Issues don’t just magically disappear after losing weight. That’s not the way it works. I don’t know about other people’s goals, but my goals are realistic, and I will achieve them. It just seems to me like you’re following the wrong “fitspo” blogs. It sucks that fitspo is now being blended with thinspo, as well.
I ate fairly clean today. After my nap, I had pizza waiting for me—I did indulge. 4 slices. Now, this isn’t a post cursing myself for eating pizza, pizza is fucking yummy. This is a post of me marveling at the fact that I feel. So. Damn. Lean. My biceps and triceps are sore as ever right now, but I can’t help but feel like a BAMF (bad ass mother f). Today is my stretch day, but I feel too unstoppable right now to do some measly stretches—but I get it, flexibility is good for your muscles, so I must. But I might throw in a little HIIT cardio, like the BAMF that I am.
“I advise you to stop sharing your dreams with people who try to hold you back, even if they’re your parents. Because, if you’re the kind of person who senses there’s something out there for you beyond whatever it is you’re expected to do - if you want to be EXTRA-ordinary - you will not get there by hanging around a bunch of people who tell you you’re not extraordinary. Instead, you will probably become as ordinary as they expect you to be.”—Kelly Cutrone (via onlinecounsellingcollege)