“I want what I want, damn it!!”
I pretty much shouted this out loud as I closed out of the screen on my laptop. This was several years ago. I was reading an article on Facebook about how bikini season is coming and instead of going after our bikini body, we should all just embrace the body we have now.
The article talked about how we, as women, try to make ourselves skinnyand fit the “Barbie” mold in order to be accepted by men and by society. We diet and exercise in order to be “good enough.”
I’m just going to be honest here, sometimes reading stuff like this that is in such extreme opposition of any desire or goal focused around changing the way you look, makes me feel like I’m gonna throw up.
Why do we have to argue extremes? Why does this one have to be right and that one have to be wrong?
I am all about the self-love movement. I’m all about loving the body that you have right now. But that doesn’t mean that it’s wrong to want to improve it.
And just because you want to lean out or tone up, it doesn’t mean that you are doing it in order to be accepted by men and society! Ahhhhrrg!