You So Don’t Need Fitspo

Chloe Pedley Jul 25, 2015 0 comments 0

Let's get a few things straight here. I'm a mom of four. I work out. I love food, I have some jiggly bits here and there. And I freaking love my body and what it has done, what it  CAN do and what it still might do.

I've documented my journey quite publicly as I've gained strength and health. I often get messages from strangers saying "you're so brave" or "you're  such an inspiration" and as ego-stroking as that is, I don't want to encourage others to use me as their fitspo. I've lost weight, I've gained strength, I have way more cardiovascular fitness than I did 2 years ago, but I'm no-one's inspiration but my own.

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You cannot have what I have, simply because you're not me.

I am never going to tell you "I did it, so what's your excuse" I don't know what's going on in your life, and I'm certainly not going to shame you into trying to live my way.

I am never going to tell you "I did it, so what's your excuse" I don't know what's going on in your life, and I'm certainly not going to shame you into trying to live my way.

I will endlessly tell you  that you're worthwhile, hold great potential to achieve your goals, and have a hell of a lot of fun along the way if you want to. 

I will endlessly tell you the benefits of healthy eating (all things in moderation, no fad diets thank you very much) and moving your body. But I'll pepper that with "even walking is enough to get benefits"

Fitspo is a DANGEROUS trend in my opinion, often punctuated with unachievable, photo-shopped images of women who are simply not real.

Fitspo as dangerous as mainstream women's media in my opinion because it tells us that we can ALL have a certain physique. I call bullsh*t. Every single one of us is unique, genetics do play a part in our appearance (duh!) and you know what...  We need to stop giving power to one particular appearance.

Just rock your own bod 🙂 It's awesome just as it is right now!

 

Chloe Pedley
Founder at Polkadotsi
Chloe is the founder of Polkadotsi, mother of four little boys, and wife and lover to a magnificent husband.
She's interested in all things sex and sexuality, and seeks to make a positive difference in the world by education.

Chloe is the founder of Polkadotsi, mother of four little boys, and wife and lover to a magnificent husband. She's interested in all things sex and sexuality, and seeks to make a positive difference in the world by education.

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