People are so stupid. Sometimes I wonder why I don’t like the human race (I’m really not a people person, how do I have any friends?) but then they make stupid comments like “That crocodile is real!” (at a crocodile sanctuary), and say that someone like Cassey Ho is fat and I remember why I don’t like them.
Cassey posted this video which I watched this morning. It was about her views on Body Shaming and I appreciated her honesty. A lot of people will act like they have a thick skin and pretend they aren’t hurt, but saying to someone who used to be overweight and worked so hard to become healthy that they are fat? That they shouldn’t be a fitness trainer because they don’t have six pack abs? Of course that is going to be hurtful.
So many girls will be told things like this. Yes, some of you will be able to brush it off and carry on proudly as you are. But for others? They will take the comments to heart, restrict what they eat, exercise constantly to the point where it becomes an obsession and BANG; you’ve got yourself an eating disorder.
Just because you have a six pack and look extremely toned doesn’t mean you are healthy. Letting it become an obsession is one of the unhealthiest things you can do. We need to stop comparing ourselves to others, nourish our bodies so they work like they are supposed to, exercise because we enjoy it and most importantly, WHEN WE HAVE THE TIME. Exercise should revolve around your lift, not the other way around.
I’m not going to preach that we should all be supporting each other. Jealousy is a strong emotion and the comments will never stop. Instead, we just need to learn to give the middle finger to these idiots and concentrate on how we are feeling about ourselves. If you feel great, strong, healthy and comfortable, then fuck ’em. Life is too short.