Mind,  Mindset

The Body Positive Movement Lied To Us

The body positive movement lied to us.

I love you. I believe that you deserve the truth. Only the truth can give you the power to change and be better. So put your feelings aside and please hear me.

I love you.

Not every size is healthy.

Not every shape is healthy.

It’s not okay to settle for unhealthy.

Again, please hear me. I love you.

The body positive movement lied to us.

Fat is not healthy.

Overweight is dangerous for your body.

Being unhealthy can threaten your life.

Your life is on the line. (STOP. Reread that.)

I want you to live your best life.

And what you do next is completely within  your control.

Every time you make a decision – what to eat, to exercise, when to sleep – you get better or you get worse.

Choose to get better.

You’re on a journey.

You can start from anywhere, any time.

So start here, now.

Stop believing the lies.

That is doesn’t matter what you eat.

That it’s fine to be overweight.

That in order to love yourself, you have to be complacent with where you are.

You should love yourself. And loving yourself means fueling your body with wonderful food. Loving yourself means letting your muscles work and move. Loving yourself means striving to be better – to be healthy. Loving yourself means not settling for where you are now.

Throw away your hashtag. Reach out and take your life into your own hands.

It’s not about positive thinking. I don’t believe you should go to your garden and chant, “There’s no weeds, there’s no weeds, there’s no weeds,” and think that that’s going to solve something. I’m a believer in find the weed and rip it out.  – Tony Robbins

It’s not about being positive. Being positive won’t make you better. See things for how they are, and start pulling weeds. Envision yourself better, healthy – and then go do it.

You can get healthy. You can lose the weight. You can show yourself love.

The answers are right in front of you. Pick one thing you can change. Then another. Then another.

Change your diet. Change your habits. Change your lifestyle.

Do whatever you have to do. But start pulling the freaking weeds.

Now I wanna hear what you think. Leave me a comment below with the thing/quote/person/etc. that motivates you to be better!

Much, much love,


P.S –

I truly believe that your fitness instructors and mentors and life coaches have good intentions by supporting the body positive movement. “Body positive” sounds good. But they’ve forgotten to consider what they’re actually telling you.

If you’re a fellow fitness instructor or in some way a leader in the health/fitness community, please stop spreading the lies that every size and shape is healthy and good. It’s setting us all up for failure, especially the young girls who hear us and mold their young, impressionable minds and lifestyles to what we say.

Instead, encourage them to eat well and exercise, to get enough sleep and meditate, to embrace healthy habits and lose weight. Being overweight is so so so dangerous for mental and physical health. We don’t talk enough about the life threatening side effects that come with obesity and unhealthy lifestyles.

Love your tribe enough to tell them the truth. We’re all on this journey together. Love, support, and encouragement can abound among us, even – especially- while we tell the hard truths.

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