I honestly don’t know what this is supposed to be saying
your friends have every right to eat whatever they damn well please
what are you just supposed to get new friends because your current ones eat burgers?
I hate those modified fitspo posts. Like the point of the original posts is to help you find it in yourself to push yourself to the max. Obviously your body has some physical limits, but most of our limits are mental. So I don’t see the point of encouraging people to seek mediocracy.
BUT at the same time I do realize that my point of view is heavily influenced by my dream of being an elite athlete. But still, why seek mediocracy when you can strive for greatness?
Because what seems mediocre to you might be the absolute pinnacle of what someone else can ever dream of achieving. So while the original posts might be super motivating to someone who actually has the time, money, genetics, and ability to become an elite athlete, to other people, who are less able for whatever reason, they come across as exclusionary because a lot of them seem to heavily imply that if you’re not aiming for, or capable of, ~elite fitness~ levels of work, then it’s because you’re lazy/not dedicated enough and there’s no point in trying at all.
(Source: barbellprincess, via leanslimfit)
WHAT THE FUCK? NO
FOOD IS NEVER NEVER NEVER A PUNISHMENT
that is some ED shit right there. What is it a punishment for? Weakness? You are NOT weak if you eat crappy food. Especially if someone is seeing it as a “reward” it’s probably just a special treat that they don’t have very often and that’s FINE and GOOD.
You should never believe food is punishment because it creates a negative connotation to food, which as I mentioned before, is not unlike an eating disorder (it won’t GIVE you an eating disorder-though it could-i’m saying it is the behaviour and thought process of some people with eating disorders).
Obviously, it’s not the wisest thing to reward yourself with a doughnut or pizza EVERY DAY but honestly if you feel you want something, go ahead and
if you don’t every once in awhile you will end up eating as much as humanly possible of it when you get the chance
in conclusion FUCK YOU, DREW CAREY and FUCK YOU, FITNESSFUELTRAININGDOTCOM
(Source: yummidori, via hot-body-under-construction)
I’ve seen at a lot of so-called “fitspiration” sites that claim “strong is the new skinny” and what I’ve seen is a whole lot of bodies that all look the same. Cheryl Haworth is almost 300 pounds and is an Olympic medalist who was once the third strongest woman in the world, but I’ve never seen her, or anyone who looks like her, on a “strong is the new skinny” website, the sentiment seems to be much more “skinny with muscles” is the new “skinny.” There’s nothing wrong with skinny bodies, or skinny muscular bodies or any other bodies but there should not be a “preferable” body.
At the end of the day, this is basically about giving women the message that we should all try to be “This!” which is the new “That!” which will make us worthy/good/socially acceptable whatever. It’s like climbing out of one hole, falling into another one, and then celebrating that we’re in a different hole. It’s also really unkind to women who identify as skinny who are told that their body is somehow “out” and that they need to look like, or be, something else. I happen to believe that all bodies are amazing.
How about we stay away from the message that skinny used to be the thing that everyone should want to be, but now there’s a new thing that everyone should want to be. I think the message we’re looking for is “we shouldn’t measure our worth based on an arbitrary standard” not “we should measure our worth by a different arbitrary standard.”