Never forget that the phrase “Skinny Bitch” was popularized by a 2005 diet book, published by Rory Freedman (a former modelling agent) and Kim Barnouin (a former model).
Skinny Bitch was created by skinny bitches who referred to themselves as skinny bitches and wanted to encourage other…
This is not even close to the focus of this Tumblr, but what’s happening in Ferguson is so unacceptable. The military police, the persecution (the murder!) of innocents, the portrayal of the citizens of this town in the media…it’s WRONG. It’s fucking racist and unacceptable and horrible and WRONG. I just want to cry.
Most trainers or gurus online talk about us as if we HAVE to lose weight, or we HAVE to want to look better.
What if we are just fine how we are?
Yes, this. The way you look is not my concern as a trainer. My concern is that you improve your health, become stronger, achieve greater stamina, reduce your stress, sleep better, feel better about yourself, increase your energy levels, and reduce your risk for disease. If, and only if, a client tells me she wants to change her body (100% of my current clients are women—I’m not being sexist), then yes, I can help with that. But a dramatic body-change (especially for a heavier client) is largely dependent upon her choices outside of the gym. I don’t consider aesthetics super relevant to the population I’m training unless that is the specific and most important goal of the client.
I was wearing shorts at a BBQ with friends tonight. While I was standing there, a friend who was sitting suddenly hauled off and punched me in the quad. Now, my quads are unnaturally big—for whatever genetic and body-type reason, my quads REALLY respond to training and they’re super muscular. I used to be unhappy about it and so self-conscious, but I’ve learned to just accept it, because my big quads mean strength. But I was a little taken aback by having someone just punch me like that.
He said, “I’m sorry. I just had to see if they’re as hard as they look.”
Honestly? Dude’s lucky he didn’t break his hand.
Me (doing my CEU studying): “Ugh, I have to relearn all this super technical biology stuff that I learned for my certification and have since forgotten.”
Man: “Um. Yeah. That’s what continuing education units are FOR.”
Oh. Right. (Revisiting the Golgi tendon organs and autogenic inhibition is ALWAYS a good time, though, amirite?)