Fitness magazines don’t help us get fit. Gazing at images of caricatured breasts, buttocks and biceps gives you the impression this is how a fit body should look, that every fit body needs to be shaped in the same vein. Fitness magazines use exactly these images to “inspire” women to look this way. Yet most of us can’t identify with what we are looking at because we don’t believe ordinary us could ever be them. 

[…] What are we teaching our young women who want desperately to believe that they too can be as ripped and shredded? They don’t realize what it takes to look so tight. They want to be there and harm themselves to reach an almost unattainable ideal. When will it be acceptable to lift heavy, building confidence and brainpower while strengthening your body, not concerning yourself with how cute your bottom looks in booty shorts?

[…] Being fit in a functional rather than sexual way means you are entirely capable of being powerful no matter what your height, bust size, shoe size or hair color. You are empowered from the depths of your DNA because you did the work, you earned your place and you walk confidently because of it. A functionally fit You welcomes all sizes, shapes and colors, your boobs and butt are incidental. What we really need to build in the gym is a sense of self and what we are capable of.

OH MY GOD, THANK YOU!

(Source: the-exercist)

tastefullyoffensive:

[sarahandersen]

Pretty much. Lol.

tastefullyoffensive:

[sarahandersen]

Pretty much. Lol.

(Source: sarahseeandersen)

ericscissorhands:

"Some women are lost in the fire. Some women are built from it."

(via jenunexpected)

syruckus:

Prince Fielder on the c over of ESPN Magazine “The Body Issue:”

“You don’t have to look like an Under Armour mannequin to be an athlete,” says Fielder in the issue. “Just because you’re big doesn’t mean you can’t be an athlete. And just because you work out doesn’t mean you’re going to have a 12-pack. I work out to make sure I can do my job to the best of my ability. Other than that, I’m not going up there trying to be a fitness model.”

Fantastic.

(via the-exercist)

fitocracy:

rhinestones-and-rainbows:

Sometimes I answer the #Fitocracy question posts. :P #thighs #thick #muscular #positivebodyimage #selfesteem #turnedmywholeworldaround

We love it when you answer our question posts. <3

Today I told a client that thick thighs save lives and I meant it. They are the best foundation for strength. Embrace dem thighs!

fitocracy:

rhinestones-and-rainbows:

Sometimes I answer the #Fitocracy question posts. :P #thighs #thick #muscular #positivebodyimage #selfesteem #turnedmywholeworldaround

We love it when you answer our question posts. <3

Today I told a client that thick thighs save lives and I meant it. They are the best foundation for strength. Embrace dem thighs!

(via fitocracy)

trollfacemommy:

bitch-sandwich:

mediamattersforamerica:

How Fox News covered women’s issues this morning. 

This is real okay this is a real thing that happened on a real news network that millions of men and women watch

What in the ENTIRE FUCK?

(via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)

Join the dissent.

Join the dissent.

(Source: moreleftthannot, via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)

nsfwhumor:

[theoatmeal]

Lol. Kinda, yeah.

nsfwhumor:

[theoatmeal]

Lol. Kinda, yeah.

(via seamusiteverwas)

callingoutbigotry:

i made this collage of RBG glaring at the haters
it fits the facebook cover photo dimensions perfectly, fyi

This is my favorite thing in the entire world!

callingoutbigotry:

i made this collage of RBG glaring at the haters

it fits the facebook cover photo dimensions perfectly, fyi

This is my favorite thing in the entire world!

(Source: official-mens-frights-activist, via fitnessandfeminism)

ppaction:

This is about our health and our lives. This is about our fundamental right to have control over our own bodies. This is about justice — and we’re fighting back. If you agree, join Justice Ginsburg’s dissent.

ppaction:

This is about our health and our lives. This is about our fundamental right to have control over our own bodies. This is about justice — and we’re fighting back. If you agree, join Justice Ginsburg’s dissent.

(via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)