This not a before picture.
This is not an after picture.
This just happens to be what my body looks like on a random Tuesday in December of 2015 — it's a LIFE picture.
This is a body that loves protein and vegetables and queso and ice cream.
This is a body that loves bent presses and pull-ups and deadlifts and sleep.
This is a body that has been abused with fast food and late nights and stress.
This is a body that has been pushed to the brink of leanness in figure competitions and maximum strength in powerlifting meets.
This is a body that begged for mercy when it was diagnosed with Hashimoto's and PCOS.
This is a body that has been called:
- too fat
- too thin
- too masculine
- too strong
- too weak
- too big
- too skinny
...all within the same week.
This body has been publicly evaluated, judged, and criticized, and those judgments have been used to determine my level of skill as a coach and a trainer, and my worth as a person, both positively and negatively.
Some people say they would "kill to have this body."
Others say they would "kill themselves if they had this body."
(Yes, unfortunately that's actually a thing humans say to one another.)
This is a body that I spent too much time, energy, and mental space wishing would look differently.
Today this is a body that is loved, adored, and cherished by the only person whose opinion matters — ME.
This is the first year in as long as I can remember that I have made NO resolutions to change the way my body looks.
This is a kind of freedom I didn’t think I’d ever experience, and it feels really, really good.
#GirlsGoneStrong #GGS #Mindset #Perspective #Autonomy
Is this a high test thread?
Please be a high test thread
I always wonder, why do women never learn that you don't need to listen to everyone?
>wah wah someone on the internet called me fat/thin/strong/weak/gainsgoblin
If I ever have a daughter I'll hammer this concept so hard until she becomes quasi-autistic
>what is hyperbole
What's with the hashtags? Are they now a thing on 4chan, because that would be awful
I know this is bait, but the level of narcissism is unbearable. Especially since her body looks completely average and she wrote a whole essay about it.
Yea no. She picked a picture of herself on a tropical vacation because she thought it was especially hot that day in her bikini.
Here's the thing, you have many admirable traits both through your personality and physically. You are a strong willed person and in decent shape. The real problem is you care way too much about what people think of you and that is what makes you truly unattractive.
You see, what separates men from women aside from physical properties is that fact that when a man is called a fat ass, or ugly, more often than not he will brush it off and move on with his day. Now obviously I am talking about real life adults here and not the autists that post on /fit/. Women on the other hand for whatever ungodly reason take these things to a different level. Women revolve their entire world around these "socially constructed" views of what is not beauty and what is. They strive for the latter and seek to alter their entire persona to be more likeable. It is constantly on their minds and their life choices are affected by it. The unfortunate reality of the entire thing is as they try to achieve these impossible feats of the constructed images they realize they cannot and they feel like failures. The real problem however is that you had set yourself up for failure to begin with, and now that you feel like a failure you seek avenues to express yourself and look for acceptance so you come here, to the den of betas and autists and you pollute this board which is dedicated to Health & Fitness with your emotions.
You my dear, are what is wrong with our society today. You are the reason why society creates images of beauty. Because society knows that you will fall for its charms and spend your life trying to achieve it knowing you will fail. You are the reason why gargantuan corporations who funnel diet pills and beauty products down the general publics throats exist today. Your insecurities are a cancer amongst the human race. To all the women and betas who have read this far my only advice to you is reevaluate your life. Seek to improve not for anyone else, but simply for yourself.