The not-so-perks of being skinny. Skinny girls, you hear it all the time in this world of weight loss pills and fad diets, “I wish I had your figure.” We are told that we are so blessed to be thin. Well ladies, here’s how it really works. 1. Boobs don’t just happen. Roll up a sock for extra cleavage doesn’t work when there is nothing to push up. 2. Hair. You grow downy fine everywhere when you don’t have enough body fat to keep your body warm. Shaving every other day is a joke. And you will shave every inch of your lanugo covered body. 3. You will never have curves. Shapely legs and an hour glass are a myth. 4. You will spend your life in a struggle between taking jeans in when they are long enough, and plucking pink rhinestones off when you have to go to the juniors section. 5. You bruise easily. Like people will think you are abused. 6. Windy days suck. You look like you’re either running in place or trudging in slow motion. Unless the wind is blowing in the direction your going, at which case you’ll need a helmet and face guard because you’re going to tumble the whole way. 7. Friends are hard to find. Girls automatically assume you’re a bitch and think you’re better than everyone else. And when you manage to find friends, you’ll never be able to exchange clothing, unless it’s a hand-me-down. 8. You drink gallons of protein a day and eat about 4500 calories and build absolutely no muscle. 9. No one will ever congratulate you on working out and taking care of yourself. You’ll often be criticized because why would anyone ever work out if they aren’t trying to loose weight? 10. Bracelets are a no. They’ll never stay on your scrawny little wrist and fall over your pathetic little fingers every time.

The not-so-perks of being skinny.

Skinny girls, you hear it all the time in this world of weight loss pills and fad diets, “I wish I had your figure.” We are told that we are so blessed to be thin. Well ladies, here’s how it really works.

1. Boobs don’t just happen. Roll up a sock for extra cleavage doesn’t work when there is nothing to push up.

2. Hair. You grow downy fine everywhere when you don’t have enough body fat to keep your body warm. Shaving every other day is a joke. And you will shave every inch of your lanugo covered body.

3. You will never have curves. Shapely legs and an hour glass are a myth.

4. You will spend your life in a struggle between taking jeans in when they are long enough, and plucking pink rhinestones off when you have to go to the juniors section.

5. You bruise easily. Like people will think you are abused.

6. Windy days suck. You look like you’re either running in place or trudging in slow motion. Unless the wind is blowing in the direction your going, at which case you’ll need a helmet and face guard because you’re going to tumble the whole way.

7. Friends are hard to find. Girls automatically assume you’re a bitch and think you’re better than everyone else. And when you manage to find friends, you’ll never be able to exchange clothing, unless it’s a hand-me-down.

8. You drink gallons of protein a day and eat about 4500 calories and build absolutely no muscle.

9. No one will ever congratulate you on working out and taking care of yourself. You’ll often be criticized because why would anyone ever work out if they aren’t trying to loose weight?

10. Bracelets are a no. They’ll never stay on your scrawny little wrist and fall over your pathetic little fingers every time.

So often in life I find myself doing things for everyone but me. But SUP is a get away for me. I paddle out and no one can tell what to do or who to be. I paddle out and I can just be alone with my thoughts.
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Recommitting There’s a certain frustration that builds in the decision to start over, you want to be where you were but better, or think everything should be so easy since you’ve done it once before. The truth is, to genuinely start at square one, you must give up all previous knowledge and thoughts. They got you to the point you felt the need to start over, so why hold onto them? This is true to say in values, goals, people, and actions. I’ve become frustrated, trying to be whole heartedly honest and encouraging to friends and family in and out of their yoga journey, but at the same time being told to hide certain parts of my life. However, I feel that though omitting the truth isn’t necessarily lying, it’s still a character trait I do not wish to have. In my own experience, having things hidden from me was just as hurtful as being lied to. So I do not have any intention of doing that to anyone else, even if it is, “Just a fitness blog.” I believe that to post recipes and work outs I can’t just click pretty pictures, it’s discouraging to have someone telling you what to do when they do not follow their own example. So I am starting at the beginning. No more, “nothing’s,” to not feel like a burden when, “something,” is pressuring my heart. No more, “I shouldn’t say that,” to say that I am happy when I could be an example for someone. Namaste

Recommitting

There’s a certain frustration that builds in the decision to start over, you want to be where you were but better, or think everything should be so easy since you’ve done it once before.

The truth is, to genuinely start at square one, you must give up all previous knowledge and thoughts.

They got you to the point you felt the need to start over, so why hold onto them? This is true to say in values, goals, people, and actions.

I’ve become frustrated, trying to be whole heartedly honest and encouraging to friends and family in and out of their yoga journey, but at the same time being told to hide certain parts of my life. However, I feel that though omitting the truth isn’t necessarily lying, it’s still a character trait I do not wish to have.

In my own experience, having things hidden from me was just as hurtful as being lied to. So I do not have any intention of doing that to anyone else, even if it is, “Just a fitness blog.” I believe that to post recipes and work outs I can’t just click pretty pictures, it’s discouraging to have someone telling you what to do when they do not follow their own example.

So I am starting at the beginning. No more, “nothing’s,” to not feel like a burden when, “something,” is pressuring my heart. No more, “I shouldn’t say that,” to say that I am happy when I could be an example for someone.

Namaste

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I am always easily offended by weight comments. I always have been. Because I went from growing up being told I was blessed with my shape to being told I should be ashamed. I am battered at least twice everyday with hateful comments like, “Go eat a sandwich,” or, “Do you have an eating disorder?” Sometimes followed by, “just kidding!” As if this gives me back the confidence you just stole from me. I am about 5’2”, grown the last two inches in the last two years. I cycle between 92-98 lbs. My BMI is around 16 and tells me I am underweight because most girls my height are stocky. Your weight is just a number. Just like your age and how many calories and miles you ate or ran today. I am sickened by all the posts about “bones aren’t sexy curves are,” or, “I work out what’s your excuse?” Or, “I just want to be skinny.” The next person who posts something hateful towards any weight whether it be their own or desired, I WILL DELETE YOU. Here’s why. 1. Your body was meant for you. Getting healthy is great, but everyone has misconstrued the idea of healthy you as one shape, yet again. 2. Just because your demented idea of “healthy” isn’t super skinny doesn’t make you any better than the model controversy saying we give girls the wrong idea about their body through media. 3. YOU control what you think of your body, and THAT effects your children. If you want them to think Beyoncé is beautiful with all her curves, great. But now if your daughter doesn’t develop large breasts and a big booty she will forever think she is shapeless and ugly. Same goes for ANY shape. Men too. Work out for YOU. Not because “bitches like guys who lift.” Because let’s be honest, we all think, “oh you lift? You must be a tool.” Tell everyone they are beautiful. Because everyone is. Really pretty girl NEVER hear that they are, because you assume everyone tells them that. Not so standard girls don’t hear it because they don’t conform to your idea. EVERYONE is gorgeous. Your differences are what make you unique and beautiful. Stop trying to look like everyone else. I never worried about this until I started dating, was always cheated on, and began to wonder what made those girls better than me. The answer is NOTHING. Because they look at me and wonder the same damn thing. Stop saying “curves not bones,” “healthy must mean skinny,” and look at yourself. Seriously look at yourself, you are beautiful. Because you are not the same. So work it girl, stop hating because you’re jealous of someone because you give them insecurity about your desire. The girls you told to eat a sandwich because you’re jealous they’re skinny? Now they’re stuffing their bras and wearing butt pads because they don’t feel feminine. The girls you said pornographic things about because they’re voluptuous? Taping themselves in and causing internal damage with “spanks” because they feel the need to have less shape. The girls you taunted for being bigger? Starving and throwing up because they think that there is something wrong with them. I am so sick of trending body types. If you’re curvy, own it you sassy b*. If you’re skinny, walk every step like you’re a runway model. If you’re a big girl, girl be BIG; Beautiful, Ideal, Gorgeous. Ok I’m done.

I am always easily offended by weight comments. I always have been.

Because I went from growing up being told I was blessed with my shape to being told I should be ashamed. I am battered at least twice everyday with hateful comments like, “Go eat a sandwich,” or, “Do you have an eating disorder?” Sometimes followed by, “just kidding!” As if this gives me back the confidence you just stole from me.

I am about 5’2”, grown the last two inches in the last two years. I cycle between 92-98 lbs. My BMI is around 16 and tells me I am underweight because most girls my height are stocky.

Your weight is just a number. Just like your age and how many calories and miles you ate or ran today.

I am sickened by all the posts about “bones aren’t sexy curves are,” or, “I work out what’s your excuse?” Or, “I just want to be skinny.”

The next person who posts something hateful towards any weight whether it be their own or desired, I WILL DELETE YOU.

Here’s why.
1. Your body was meant for you. Getting healthy is great, but everyone has misconstrued the idea of healthy you as one shape, yet again.
2. Just because your demented idea of “healthy” isn’t super skinny doesn’t make you any better than the model controversy saying we give girls the wrong idea about their body through media.
3. YOU control what you think of your body, and THAT effects your children. If you want them to think Beyoncé is beautiful with all her curves, great. But now if your daughter doesn’t develop large breasts and a big booty she will forever think she is shapeless and ugly. Same goes for ANY shape.

Men too. Work out for YOU. Not because “bitches like guys who lift.” Because let’s be honest, we all think, “oh you lift? You must be a tool.”

Tell everyone they are beautiful. Because everyone is. Really pretty girl NEVER hear that they are, because you assume everyone tells them that. Not so standard girls don’t hear it because they don’t conform to your idea. EVERYONE is gorgeous. Your differences are what make you unique and beautiful. Stop trying to look like everyone else.

I never worried about this until I started dating, was always cheated on, and began to wonder what made those girls better than me. The answer is NOTHING. Because they look at me and wonder the same damn thing.


Stop saying “curves not bones,” “healthy must mean skinny,” and look at yourself. Seriously look at yourself, you are beautiful. Because you are not the same. So work it girl, stop hating because you’re jealous of someone because you give them insecurity about your desire.

The girls you told to eat a sandwich because you’re jealous they’re skinny? Now they’re stuffing their bras and wearing butt pads because they don’t feel feminine.
The girls you said pornographic things about because they’re voluptuous? Taping themselves in and causing internal damage with “spanks” because they feel the need to have less shape.
The girls you taunted for being bigger? Starving and throwing up because they think that there is something wrong with them.

I am so sick of trending body types. If you’re curvy, own it you sassy b*. If you’re skinny, walk every step like you’re a runway model. If you’re a big girl, girl be BIG; Beautiful, Ideal, Gorgeous.

Ok I’m done.

fitblrholics:

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