'Excuses don't burn calories'
'Nothing taste as good as skinny feels'
'Unless you puke, faint or die keep going'
'Working out sucks, but having a muffin top sucks more' (Omggggg what!?) Just some of the top 'fitspo' quotes that come up on google. Along with about 3 million girls labeled as 'fitspiration'. I used to be a personal trainer at a boot camp a few years ago and the amount of times I saw these photos as girls backgrounds or posted in group chats as inspo for them to get up and train in the morning was insane. Now, just to be clear I obviously have no problem with striving for your fitness goals, nor do I have an issue with the toned, petite girls in the pictures. But that's just it, all the girls are petite. All of them are the exact same body shape. The problem I have with fitspo is that there are hundreds, thousands, millions of different body shapes out there and only 1 is represented as beautiful and healthy. The reason I am writing this is because of my experience when I was losing weight and the part these images had to play on my mental health. I was also the girl that had 100's of screenshots of a 5"6 girl, with 5% body fat and a very petite bone structure, striving to be like her every day. Writing this now it seems silly because realistically no matter how much I worked, I'll never be like that and that's ok. I am 6ft tall and curvy however I also carry a lot of muscle and (literally) because of my bone structure, I'll never have a prominent thigh gap. When I was at my smallest, doing everything I could to lose weight and aiming to be like the girls I saw in the pictures I was constantly disappointed that I didn't look like them. Why? Because I'm not like them. I am not discouraging anyone to stop training for their fitness goals, but It's important to set realistic goals for yourself if you chose to lose weight. Please don't strive to look like anyone else but yourself and make sure you are doing it for the right reasons (to be healthy). You are perfect the way you are. Kate x #LoveAnyBody #healthoversize