I'm gonna even try to look up to some body positive bullshit if I want some motivation to get my ass up and work for my body. Because it is simply discourage people to get out of their bubble and make changes to their body. The body that we were given to isn't gonna reshape itself into a better version. If you eat unhealthy and choose to not excercise, you'll get hideous and your health is gonna go downhill, as simple as that. Being fat is never beautiful (if you said that fat people are beautiful then you probably only said that based on their faces or their personality)
loving your body isn't wrong, but encourage people to be unhealthy and just "accept the body that they were given to" is. Because loving our own body means that we have to take care of it, not shoving tons of junk food and sugar down our stomach and call that "body positive" because you'd just "treated yourself"
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I really don't understand why people think body positivity is anti-fitness. It's not. It's just telling people to be happy with the skin their in. Which isn't anti-fitness, it's just letting people have a healthy relationship (mentally and physically) with their bodies.
Think about it. If someone is into fitness, they have a passion for it. They go to the gym because they want to be there. Rarely do I see people going because they hate themselves and somehow have motivation to keep going. Usually they do it because they enjoy it. If they hate themselves, they usually don't continue with the gym for very long. If someone doesn't enjoy exercising, then it quickly becomes something they no longer do.
How healthy would someone be if they had an obsession with being thin? They wouldn't likely go the healthy route to get there now would they? I've seen so many of my friends do whacked diets which aren't even healthy to lose weight.
Some people only eat 1 grapefruit a day, or others will smoke to cut back on hunger. How come people aren't upset about that? It's because people don't actually care about people being healthy. They just care about people not being fat. Because weight angers people. That is a fact.
That is why people get so upset about body positivity. Because it angers people when they see a person who doesn't look like them being happy with their body, fat or otherwise.
Because we have been sold this idea that fat=bad and if you don't look like the person in the magazine or on tv then you are a bad person. How you look and what type of body you have does not make you inherently bad.
If we want people to be healthy physically, we also have to treat the mental part of that as well. THAT is where body positivity comes in. When someone is happy with their body, they are more likely to take care of it. They are more likely to eat healthier and exercise as well as see the doctor regularly.
They will have a better internal relationship with their bodies and the world around them. They are more likely to make the healthier decisions about caring for their body.
So many times people make body positivity about weight, but it's just not. Body positivity is about showcasing diverse body types, toned, thin, short, tall, etc...