Happy Monday Fitties! A new week means new opportunities 😀
Today I would like to post a rather ‘personal’ post, and I’m sure a lot of girls will be able to relate to this.
What is the difference between skinny and healthy?
I wanted to touch on this topic for a while now because, since I’ve been on Instagram, I’ve seen a lot of body shaming towards women who have been through fitness transformations.
First things first:
We ALL have different body types. Some of us have small builds, others have large builds, some girls have fast metabolisms and some have slower ones. EVERYONE has a different story, and everyone has the right to share their stories. However, bringing other girls down just because they are not ‘skinny’ enough for you or ‘ripped’ enough for you is NOT OK.
Yes, I know this is a bit of a rant but I feel like it needs to be said. I have never been skinny, nor will I ever be. This isn’t because I don’t have the motivation to do that, it’s simply because I want to be HEALTHY.
Girls who comment on someone else’s transformation photo, telling them that ‘they were better before’ or now they look ‘fat’ after they have become fit is just hurtful and mean. A lot of girls go through the struggle of anorexia and bulimia due to the fact that they had been bullied or had an illness. They don’t need a complete stranger posting on their photos saying that they were better before, because their ‘before’ was an UNHAPPY time, their ‘before’ was an UNHEALTHY time. And now they are fitter, stronger and HEALTHIER than ever before!
The long and the short of this post is that you can call me fat, unhealthy, not motivated enough, or whatever you want – I am striving to be the healthiest and best version of myself! And I want to help other girls to do the same. I love food AND I love to workout. I want to show you that you can have both.
I have so much respect for the girls who compete in bodybuilding, and I know how much dedication and strength that goes into the preparation for those competitions, and I have respect for girls who are healthy and have the tinniest waists and big thigh gaps, because I know they worked to get those results. Pure examples of both women would be Pamela Rf and Christmas Abbott – both completely different women, both incredibly strong and healthy!
Empowered women empower women.
So thats my #motivationmonday rant for you all 😛