“If you’re not using fitness to change how people look, then what are you using it for?” is a question I received recently. There’s a difference between Fitness and “Shapeness”, and while both are goals that will require you to push yourself, it’s important to understand which one you’re working towards.
At one point, I wanted to be a fitness model, so I was doing some photoshoots to build my portfolio. I want to share what happens behind the scenes leading up those perfect shots, because most of it is actually pretty unhealthy.
If you’re specifically looking to find a fitness professional that will guide you to get moving without pressuring you to change your appearance or body shame what you’re working with, this guide will help you out!
I noticed recently that the fitness clothing companies I shop at don't carry clothes in sizes bigger than 12 for women. And then after doing some research, I realized that most fit apparel companies don't carry plus sizes, and it's even more rare to see a plus size fitness model posing in spandex and sports bras. So, what, big girls don't have the right to cute active wear? I protest! I protest in the name of women of all body types having access to quality clothes to exercise in! If you'd rather watch this in
I just had one of the best conversations of my whole year on the Date/able Podcast, where we broke down how body image plays a role in dating. The main takeaway? Confidence is still the sexiest thing you can wear.
Crop tops are about Freedom with a capital F, which is what our country was founded on. It is your American duty to wear the clothes that you want to wear. No matter what size or weight or shape you are. No matter what color your skin or where you grew up. Wear that short shirt and be brave for the people who aren’t yet brave enough to bare.
I feel like people must think I’m doing a lame workout, or that I could go harder or faster, or wondering why I always seem to be doing the same exercises over and over. The other people in the gym may or may not actually think this about me, because most of those judgements are in my head. But it does make me self-conscious at times. I’m judging myself based on standards I either hold myself to, or standards I think others believe in.