I scan my newsfeed like the rest of you lovies everyday. I see the happy faces of my family in photos at recent BBQ’s, birth announcements of my friends growing families, the latest celebrity break-ups (still weeping over Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck), and then, sometimes, I come across some really obscure shit.
The latest “obscure shit” to hit my newsfeed was this article. Feel free to read it and watch the video, or, I can provide you a visual and you can get the idea real quick.
The latest trend to hit the internet is a slew of new “fitness challenges,” with accompanying hashtags of #CollarboneChallenge, #BikiniBridge, #BellyButtonChallenge, and the #ThighGap. I read the article, watched the video, and viewed the above picture/s and was hit square in the jaw. The most disturbing part of this entire ordeal is the fact that people are, in some convoluted way, correlating this to “fitness.”
I sat and looked at this photo for quite some time. A lot of emotions ran through my head, and just as I was sitting there looking, I hollered for my husband to come in and look. “That is disgusting.” were the first words out of his mouth.
And, I couldn’t agree more.
This is what we’ve defined as “beautiful,” and even more shocking, “FIT.”
I know that the majority of you who follow my blog are wise enough to know that bones protruding from your body does not a “fit” person make. Yes, some people are naturally born with curvier frames than others, and vice versa. God thought it would be funny to give me no boobs and knock knees, so, I roll with it and laugh along with Him.
However, this shit is disturbing. Like, REALLY fucking disturbing.
I decided to take matters into my own hands and show you just how ridonkulous this really is:
I shall replace the #CollerboneChallenge with the #HotDogChallenge
The #BikiniBridge is now replaced by the #FrenchFriesAreDeliciousBridge
The #BellyButtonChallenge I’ve conveniently replaced with the #JustEatAFuckingDoughnutChallenge
And lastly, the #ThighGap, well, I’ll leave this one open to suggestions. I chose mint chip ice cream to perfect my #ThighGap, but I’ll let you guys decide what best suits you. I wanted to do #PineappleGap, but I couldn’t find a pineapple and let’s be honest, a pineapple between the legs could be dangerous.
These photos are completely dedicated to pointing out the insane standards put on “beauty” and a woman’s body. And now, sadly, a disturbing definition of what some actually deem identifiable as “fit.” None of those hashtags or standards are “beautiful” and none of this is “healthy.” To tell someone that their bones protruding through their body translates to “healthy” or “fit,” well, they deserved to be knocked upside the head. EveryBODY is different. Every human is curved and shaped differently and it saddens me to think that my daughter has to grow up in a world where this crap sets the bar for “beautiful, fit, and healthy.”
Friends, don’t buy into this shit. There are a million and one ways to lead a healthy lifestyle, and I’ll be the first to tell you that it isn’t listening to some quack, or MULTIPLE quacks, tell you that balancing a roll of coins on your neck or a “bridged bikini” waistline defines you as healthy, beautiful, or “fit.”
Give a big “FUCK YOU” to the ridiculous standards set for women, and do your friend a favor and give a vote by clicking the brown banner below while doing so.
You are all beautiful, especially if you can balance a french fry on your stomach. 😉