Monday, December 29, 2014

Love The One You're With

Always read her. Always, always, always. She's the bombest diggitiest.

This post ain't about loving your significant other. It's about loving your body (gasp!) with all its problems. Or, rather, "problems."

Consider this for a moment. If you have kids or any other “imperfect” people in your life whom you love with the ferocity of a mother bear, think about them now.
Now turn your attention to the idea of loving your body.
Half of you probably already want to vomit, just reading those three words — loving your body.
Shifting gears from loving your beautifully goofy little kid to loving your own body sounds like the needle scratching off a record.

See it all:

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Pornographication of Fitness

 The Pornographication of Fitness Needs to Stop
Fitness magazines don't help us get fit. Gazing at images of caricatured breasts, buttocks and biceps gives you the impression this is how a fit body should look, that every fit body needs to be shaped in the same vein. Fitness magazines use exactly these images to "inspire" women to look this way. Yet most of us can't identify with what we are looking at because we don't believe ordinary us could ever be them.  
What has become of fitness? Where is it going? When every image displayed in fitness magazines has become one suggesting women are dressed and posed for the bedroom and not the gym, one might wonder exactly where the future of fitness is going.

Fuck. Yes.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Prettiest Wife In The World

Although I've stated, adamantly, that I'm "not fond" of the focus on female appearance, I do love this post so, so much. I hope you do, too:
Ask yourself only this:
Who is telling you that your body isn't the ideal?
Only people who don't really matter. Only people you don't know. Only that same voice in your ear that is telling you you're not a good enough mom or worthy of a raise or shouldn't go back to school or wear that dress.  Are they invested in you? Are they worth believing?