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Fitspiration

1 Dec

You don’t get it by

Fitspiration from Nike

Fitspiration from Nike

Staring

You don’t get it by

Wishing

You don’t get it by

Drooling

You don’t get it by

Hoping

You don’t get it

Easy

You get it by

Getting off your ass

Working for it

Every second

Of every day

For the rest of your life

-Nike

I didn’t have a chance to play around much with that second app I am going to review for you guys an gals so I thought I’d do a fitspiration post today instead.  🙂

Fitspiration, what an odd trend, I wonder if it is something that was always there and I just didn’t notice or if it really is a rather new phenomenon (which is how it seems to me). I read an article talking about the negative effects some of the fitspiration images can have, how they are showing unrealistic expectations for how fit us average folk can really get and how if you look at a lot of the women in the fitspiration images they are still being sexualized and not just shown for their fitness levels. I guess there might be a point to all that but I figure I am able to distinguish between something I might be able to accomplish and something that is unattainable and even if I wish I could reach the unattainable level I am well aware I will not be going around my whole life being photoshopped sooooooo no real damage done if I look at the unattainable images and use them to motivate me, shrug.

I decided after I had typed out the fitspiration message I would also add the poster so you could see the image paired with the message, I think that is a fairly attainable goal for most women, or at least something close to that…at least, I hope it is cause something kinda like that is where I hope I am heading!

 

 

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2 Responses to “Fitspiration”

  1. thunder2toned December 2, 2012 at 7:40 am #

    Great post. I know women around the world (incl. me) often flick through mags staring, wishing and drooling. We think these women are born lucky but the truth is many are working their butts off to get bodies like that.

    • shrinkingwmn December 3, 2012 at 7:17 pm #

      I know I sometimes look at images of some of these women, completely covet the shape they are in, but don’t acknowledge the work and sacrifice they put in to look like that. Sometimes it is easier to pretend it came naturally to them and feel jealous and a little mean towards them rather then face the truth that I went off my eating plan or skipped the gym. Oh the human psyche! lol Thanks for reading, and commenting! 🙂

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