In our social media driven society where hours and hours are spent online, who is responsible for taking inappropriate messages of thinness and fake beauty VIRAL??? We blame the media, but they aren’t the ones doing all the re-pinning on pinterest; they aren’t the ones “sharing” images of superfit women with sculpted abs and fake boobs on facebook! It’s often the moms! So I gotta ask why are we moms so desperate that we would hijack ourselves and our self-images like this? We are we so eager to point to the media’s standard of beauty, that WE are reposting this unhealthy message, causing our own daughters and friends to starve, chill, and overexercise themselves to death! Let’s open our eyes to this bone-chilling message from Fit2B Studio’s new partner, Nisha Riggs of Healthy Moms Kitchen.
If the shoe doesn’t fit, don’t wear it…If you’ve NEVER repinned a message containing images of some superhot model who doesn’t even want to have kids, then walk away from this blog. But if you have, take an honest look at yourself. Fitness is about leanness not thinness. We want to have lean, strong muscles. If you’re a mom, if you’ve ever had a baby, how you go about achieving that will be DIFFERENT – very, very different – than a woman who has never had children.
My sister in law has gorgeous fake boobs, and I think they’re great, so I’m not ripping on fake boobs here. She nourished FOUR babies for a total of several years from her own real breasts. When she was done nursing, she decided to “give the girls a little something back.” She has my complete support, and she’s also worked hard to get her body back! But she’s not out there telling everyone that if they don’t look like her, they’re nothing. Maybe the pro pushers of elite fitness aren’t really saying that either, but then why do we have that feeling? And why are we reposting them when they intimidate us???? Why are we MOMS repinning a standard of body fat percentage that would be unhealthy for us during our childbearing years and unhealthy for our daughters as they approach their own childbearing years???
We need to pin and post HELPFUL things that are full of UPLIFTING and REAL nutrition and fitness information, not just the most recent, hottest model to design a workout that no beginner could attain even after 6 months of training if they are being cautious and safe as they should be. Healthy body fat percentage for a NORMAL woman is between 18 and 24-percent. The images Nisha showed picture a woman down below 10 to 12-percent which puts her period at risk, and it’s why she has to have fake boobs: not enough body fat.
I’d love some comments on this!!! But if you haven’t watched Nisha’s video (her name is pronounced Nee-sha) you can also go watch it HERE on her site!