fitness

Making peace with our changing bodies (#reblog, #bloglove)

It’s spring again. We haven’t seen people in awhile. And there is scary bathing suits/diet advertising on every screen. How do we make peace with our changing bodies? Here’s Cate with some wise words from a couple of summers ago.

FIT IS A FEMINIST ISSUE

“When you get thin again, can I have your bigger clothes?”

Someone at a party asked one of my friends that last week.  If I squint really hard and ignore toxic body shaming culture, I might be able to imagine that this person thought she was giving my friend a compliment.  “That’s a great outfit!  You’re such a fit person you’ll lose that baby weight just like that!  You’re so pretty in that — I wish I looked like you!”  I guess?

My friend is a fitness instructor, a former body builder, and someone who has fought disordered eating, body shaming and body obsession for a long time.  Her mission is to support women to love their bodies for what they can do, whatever shape or ability that is, to help them build emotional and physical strength.  She’s absolutely beautiful, luminous and kind, inside and out.

She had a baby…

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