Skinny does NOT mean Healthy

This is the message that I want to share today.

paleo

I am sharing this message for two reasons,

1. This message is for everyone who mocks me when I say I am going to work out or I started the paleo diet. This is for those who say, “why would you need to work out?” or “are you crazy, you don’t need to lose weight.” No I am not saying it because I want to fish for a compliment. I do it because SKINNY DOES NOT MEAN IN SHAPE. How dare anyone judge me or anybody else for wanting to live a stronger, healthier, happier life. Women are supposed to praise each other not judge each other – we are supposed to stand together. So next time someone who YOU believe has a “great/perfect/small/skinny/gorgeous” body says they need to lose a few lbs, run faster, run longer, lift heavier or be strong – just say, “GOOD FOR YOU!”

2. This message for anyone out there who looks at a size 2 and wishes they could be that. Skinny does not mean perfect. Do the natural size 2 girls who can eat anything and not work out have great genes? Yes, probably. But it doesn’t mean they are ANY better or more beautiful than you. And working to get to your goal weight is so much more gratifying. You will find perserverance, dedication, gratification, strength and self control along the way.

So there is my small rant for the day. I just had to. I want to live in a world where women stop tearing each other down and instead, build each other up. I want to live in a world where you don’t have to be a size 0 to be accepted in society. I think that we as women, are the starter to getting there.

So, where better to take out my frustration from other peoples unfair judgements? At the gym – read all about it in my next post!

mm1

– M

One thought on “Skinny does NOT mean Healthy

  1. You are so right Meg. I spent my adolescence hating my skinny body. I was self-conscious about my stick arms and legs. I have spent my life being told by others to eat more. People seem to think that if you have a body that they envy it is perfectly acceptable to make comments about what that thin person puts in their mouth. Imagine if the opposite were happening. “Really, are you going to eat more? You are too fat.” It is the same thing. We judge each other based on body size and composition. It needs to stop. Thanks for the message.
    P.S The word diet has such negative connotations. Try saying “I’m eating Paleo” instead of I’m on the “Paleo diet.”

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