Yesterday there was a picture on Instagram posted by a mother who has built her social media and personality around the fact that she is a fit mom. She is an average height woman, with a muscular ‘fit’ figure and she got in trouble for posting a picture of herself and her children with a caption “what’s your excuse?”
Most people called her out for fat shaming, saying it is perfectly ok to have curves and not be muscular if you choose to be.
This morning I saw the featured picture on Facebook, and most of the women were praising Miss Diva Kurves on the cover of the magazine for her fabulous curves and tiny waist.
The opinions on what both women should look like are all varied. Men and women will tell you they prefer a slim fit build with others will tell you, I need a woman with curves, yes she can have muscles but she must feel and ‘look’ like a woman.
If you listen to opinion, it can get confusing and crazy, even cause full on brawls because there really is no conclusion to a debate that quite frankly should not be based on looks alone.
Can a woman be thick and curvy and still be healthy? The answer is yes, it isn’t based on the size of her waist line or the fullness of her hips, it is based on her internal health and mind set point blank.
Nobody likes to be called ‘fat’ or ‘obese’ these terms are often used in the medical field to describe someone that does not fit the criteria specified on BMI charts or even for someone who needs to do something about their weight before things like diabetes, heart disease and even cancer become a problem.
Here are 3 reasons, that despite what you look like, you will need to reduce your weigh.
1. You are at risk for disease
If your doctor checks you out thoroughly and determines that your health is at risk due to your weight then you need to take heed to that conversation. Even if I love my hips, if my health is compromised then what is the point?
2. Your weight holds you back
This is a matter of your own opinion, if you feel within yourself that you could do more if you reduced your weight then that is motivation enough to change your body for you. The key is, making any changes for yourself and nobody else.
3. Your mindset
Curvy, thick, muscular, slim, how you physically look is mostly all up to you. If you have no underlying medical issues then you are free to choose what makes you the most comfortable. I am a firm believer that each individual knows what makes them the most happy even based on physical appearance. Despite what you tell the world, you have to face the mirror on a daily basis.
If your decision is that you want to reduce your weight even with a clean bill of health then you should do that, regardless of opinion from family, friends or even strangers.
The most important thing to pay attention to when you are a thick and fabulous woman or a slim and muscular woman is your internal health. Do not be fooled, skinny people are not automatically healthy, and curvy women are not automatically at risk for disease.
Doing the right things for the body you have is what is most important, eating healthy, being active and keeping your mind healthy and stress free are what determine your physical and mental health.
Go to the doctor and be in tune with your own body, whether you or thick, curvy, slim or muscular. Comment below with your answer to the question. Can a woman be thick and curvy and still be healthy?
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