Yes this is a fitness site for women and no, I won’t ever talk about weight loss. Here’s why…
So this post made me happy. Because 9 out of 10 times when I bring up crossfit or olympic lifting I get to listen to a stick thin girl rant on about how she needs to lose weight not gain. It saddens me that most girls train to be thin and not to live a long life. I’m not talking about this “strong is the new skinny” bullshit. Don’t even get me started on that. The fact is, for most of us being superlean with low bodyfat requires sacrifices. Major sacrifices. Everyone can achieve a very low percentage of bodyfat it’s just gonna cost us a different amount of effort. For most women, reaching the percentage of bodyfat we see in most fitspiration pictures would cost undereating, no carb intake, constant fatigue, being cold, endless cardio and stressing your body out. Some peoples bodys like being hyper lean. Most female bodys don’t.
Losing track of my point here. All I’m trying to say is that to me it’s such an insane thought to appreciate your body for what it looks like as opposed to what it can do. And sacrificing looks for performance just seems plain backwards. Like “hey why feel awesome when I can LOOK THIN”.
There are a lot of us who happily risk getting a little to bulky. Because what is bulky as long as I can run fast, jump high and lift heavy? I let the type of workout I enjoy define my body. Not the shape I want dictate my workout. Over and out. #headingtothegym