I was talking to my brother about women’s attitudes towards their bodies, especially regarding weight/fat, and when he said “most guys don’t notice/care about that kind of thing,” I tried to explain why it was a lot more complicated than that. I ended up telling this story.
Body image is something that’s so hard to talk about, and it’s hard to express body positivity without sounding cheesy, false, or overly simplistic. But I’m gonna try. This is only my own experience, and it didn’t magically cure me of all my body image issues - but it was a major turning point for me nonetheless.
This is the dictionary definition of fitness:
Notice that this definition does not mention that you have to:
- Eat clean
- Exercise every day
- Have a 6 pack or a thigh gap
- Practice yoga
- Drink green tea
- Have a HW, LW and UGW
Be your own type of fit. Do it in any way you’d like. You can’t “be fit” the right or wrong way, and fuck anybody who tries to tell you differently.