On the Pinterest Love Scale, I give myself a 6.237 out of 10.
I land somewhere close to the middle of the road when it comes to Pinterest. I like to virtually collect things as much as the next woman, but I am not an avid ‘pinner‘.
This morning while browsing through ‘fitness pins’ in a semi-caffeinated state, I noticed a picture of a fit woman pinching a nearly imperceptible amount of subcutaneous fat. The article it linked to went on to discuss exercises to tighten up the aforementioned loose skin.
What if you, like me, actually have loose skin, not a small amount of subcutaneous fat like the woman featured in the picture?
These articles are not helping women have correct views on what being healthy and fit looks like. There is nothing that needs to be fixed or tightened in the picture, yet we are telling women that being lean and fit isn’t good enough.
Houston, we have a problem…
- My whole body is loose! Donloree is on the loose!
Being healthy doesn’t equate with having a perfect body. Healthy is moving daily, eating good foods, and working towards maintaining a healthy weight where you thrive, not just survive.
If this is loose skin, I say bring on the flabbiness!
We need to stop spending valuable time doing exercises that involve leaning your head back and moving your jaw in an effort to rid ourselves of a non-existent double chins. We have much better things to do and be in life.
Get to the gym, go outside, or jump into a pool and MOVE.
Today, I challenge you to…
- Lift heavy things
- Run fast and hard
- Eat clean
- Go for a bike ride
- Lunge across a parking lot
- Have one bite of dessert
…and love every single minute of it.
Your body was made to move and be fuelled by real food while you live out your amazing calling and purpose.