Being Body Positive: Is there room for a fit person to be a part of the conversation and talk about fat loss?
This is going to get juicy.
[An opinion piece]
When I first began spreading the #irockthesportsbra movement, I identified myself as being a part of the body positive community until one day…. I was not. Because I didn’t look like “her” - curvy or round.
#irockthesportsbra is about celebrating the body as is, letting go of judgments and fear around wearing a sportsbra in public, and feeling & performing as a “badass”, strong, confident, powerful female athlete.
For years I felt shame and never fit in within the fitness industry....
If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know I’m the biggest fan of compound, complex, full body exercises, which is why I created the RIP then ROCK Workout Series . All of the workouts are focused on unique exercises that target the entire body, challenging it in a way whereby the body experiences new movements.
Specifically, all the workouts focus on 3 things that make fat-burning exercise, well, FAT-BURNING:
I’m 38! 2 years shy of … dun dun dun… 40! I’ve basically reached the midway point of life expectancy, they say. But I’ve never felt younger.
What do we do if you say things like: “I am too old to workout like that”. “I can’t workout like that, my body can’t move like that”??
I say….STOP….hold the phone…. You are dead wrong!
How is it that I workout like I’m 20 and am in better shape than I ever was in my 20s?
First, it all starts...
Diets for weight loss suck. They suck a lot.. But we do them anyway, right?
We eat “bad”, we gain a little, we feel guilty, we diet, we fall off track, we eat again, we gain more, we get upset, we diet harder this time, we cleanse, we binge more, we regret more, we eat more… It’s a tough cycle to end.
We just want that before & after right? And we want that “after” to finally stick!
So let’s chat about it. Here are the bad, the ugly, & the horrendous...
I'd love to go back to my 20 year old self and tell her a thing or 2 or... 4 before beginning her fitness journey.
I’m just going to get right to it! Here they are:
- Toning muscles is not a real thing! Strengthening muscles is a real thing. But, there is no such thing as toning. There is fat loss. There is weight loss. There is fat gain. There is weight gain. There is muscle mass increase and muscle mass decrease. There is fit and there is not fit....