Change Our Fitspo. Change the world.
There are some blog posts that just mean more to you than others. Not to say that I think any are less important or that I put less effort into writing them, but only that they strike a chord with me in a different way.
One such of these blog posts was the wrap up to my first ChangeOurFitspo project. I put a call out to my community of readers and fellow bloggers to take their most hated fitspo image and edit it in some way to make it true…to make it POSITIVE.
Because that’s exactly what fitspo isn’t. Fitspo isn’t motivating. It isn’t inspirational. It presents a false depiction of reality and sets unachievable standards for our bodies and mind. Fitspo uses shame tactics to guilt us into intense exercise or strict eating practices.
Point blank…it’s HARMFUL.
But it doesn’t have to be! WE can change it. And once again, with the support of all of you, I am proving that to be true.
Today is round 2 of the Change Our Fitspo project and you all came in BIG. We have more images than last time and more support than ever before. Let’s make this message go viral, friends!
It needs to be heard. Women (and MEN!) need to know they no longer need to be taunted and tormented by images on their screens. They are enough, they matter, and they have more to offer this world than the shape and size of their body, the intensity of their workout, or the “cleanness” of their diet. And so do YOU!
My images |
Via Cassi |
Pretty powerful, right?
THESE are the messages that need to be heard.
Size, strength, tone, thinness, thickness…they don’t determine your worth. They don’t measure how needed you are in this world, how you have an innate ability to make people laugh, or how caring you are. They don’t give you value. They don’t make people love you more or less. They are arbitrary measures that society has equated with worth and self-esteem.
Well that ends today! And YOU can help.
Let’s Change Our Fitspo, friends!
What are your thoughts on fitspo?
Have you found yourself being negatively impacted by the messages that are conveyed in these types of images?
Who will YOU share this post with today?
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