You’re a fitness model with a fitness website and a fitness career and you’re fit ? that was unexpected !
I have a degree in engineering, I get $65K a year and I’m ranked diamond in League of legends, what’s YOUR excuse ?
the word here is “priorities”, kinda works with everything, not everyone wants to be fit OR it’s very low priority in their life priorities.
Being fit isn’t an “objective common life goal" that every human have.
She’s neither rich or famous, some say that she wasted her life being fit !
The thing that you can make whoever goals you want for your life, just don’t shove it into other people’s throats or think your goals are better than theirs.
In a fitness context, I guess that’s motivational, but in a body positive context, that’s just saying that YOUR body is the one women SHOULD have because otherwise, it proves that they are lazy and don’t have willpower…that’s insulting…
My excuse ? I made my priorities in life and you made yours, I could blame you about all the thing you didn’t accomplished and that I did, that wouldn’t prove that you have less willpower than me.
Sorry, I have no compassion for fat people. Unless you have a serious thyroid problem, there is no excuse for being a lazy slob and not exercising. Let me be clear. I am NOT sayind don’t eat, or just eat dried non-calorie veggies, I stuff my face all the time with junk food.
I am glad that Maria Kang is encouraging people and giving them a slap of reality to stop being fucking landwhales.
P.S: Having an engineering degree is not anything special.
Even with a thyroid problem, you can starve yourself and sacrifice your happiness in the name of thinness, that doesn’t seem healthy or mentally healthy either. (and who cares since you LOOK healthy ?)
It’s interesting because I never talked about fat people OR defending fat people for being overweight AND you’re implying that all fat people are stereotypical slobs, it says a lot about the kind of person you are.
Maybe she drinks ? Maybe she smokes ? you’re judging health on body types and it shows on which depth you’re looking at the problem.
Also, there is nothing “special” with eating healthy, running in circles and lifting rocks, “everyone can do it with enough motivation and self control”…so…like getting a degree ? and achieving any other goal ?
Your physical appearance is one of your priorities in life ? good for you !
Just respect the fact that I prefer to be as rich, famous and fat as Gabe Newell.
I love you.
This is Dawn Ellerbe. Ellerbe is a four-time NCAA champion, six-time All-American and five-time Southeastern Conference champion. She is also a five-time USA Indoor Champion (19196, 1998-2001), and size-time USA OutDoor champion in the hammer throw (1995-2001). Ellerbe also claimed the gold metal at the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Canada. As well as representing the US in the 2000 Summer Oylimpics, and finished 7th place in the women’s health hammer throw competition with a distance of 66.80 meters.
This is Yarelys Barrios Castañeda. A discus thrower from Cuba, Yarelys won the Dimand Race in the women’s discus throw of the IAAF Diamond Legue both in 2010 and in 2011. She won the 2012 Cuban National Championships with a personal best throw of 68.03 meters. She has competed successfully in both the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where she won the Silver metal, and in the 2012 Olympics, where she won Bronze. Along with many other metals, and she is basically unstoppable.
This is Kia Stevens (Kharma). She is an American professional wrestler, and best known for her time in TNA and WWE. She is trained in joshi puroresu (Japanese women’s wrestling) and mixed martial arts. She holds her own in co-ed events; in 2006 she and Aja Kong won the co-ed the Hustle Super Tag Team Championship. She was also ranked first in Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s Top 50 Females.
This is Marion Bartoli. A former a former French no. 1 professional tennis player. She won the 2013 Wimbledon Championships singles title after previously being runner-up in 2007, and was a semifinalist at the 2011 French Open. As well as being victorious at Wimbledon in 2013.
This is Michelle Gibson, 41, has been a fitness instructor for 12 years. Standing at 5’4, and a size 14. Gibson teaches 10 aerobics classes a week. “I’m a full-figured woman who would run circles around the average person, and I know it,” she says. “I kind of think it’s my secret weapon.”
I’m sure you’re seeing a theme here. If not, these are people who are considered “unhealthy” by most media, and peoples standards if you saw them on the street in every day life. Now, people who are overweight, or fat are not inherently unhealthy, unmotivated, or slobs. I mean you can tell that many of these people are pretty badass and defy your narrow minded idea of what a fat person is, kingni99a. These aren’t special exceptions either. What you also fail to know, is that there is two types of fat. Visceral, and Subcutaneous fat.
Visceral fat is packed deeper in the body, around the organs, hard, and higher risk health wise. Subcutaneous fat is generally less worrisome, squishy, everyone needs a little bit to cushion their nerves and blood vessels, skeleton, and regular body temperature. Sumo wrestlers are a great example for this. They look really fat, and eat a ton of food, if you didn’t know they were sumo wrestlers you’d assume they are unhealthy, but they’re healthier than people who look similar when they were put under body scanners. No insulin resistance, heart disease, or diabetes, and it’s because they have a lot of subcutaneous fat, and very little visceral fat since they exercise.
Why? In 2007 German scientists at the University of Leipzig successfully isolated 3 genes that processed body fat. When they looked at an individuals gene expression they could correctly predict which would store more visceral fat, or subcutaneous fat. So this is why someones weight is an imperfect measure of their overall health. (sources for both are here)
In Conclusion, you cannot look at someone who is fat and assume that they are lazy, or unhealthy. Just like you cannot assume a thin person is healthy. You can’t even assume a fitness model is healthy either, since they do a lot of unhealthy things like dehydrate themselves (often with the assistance of caffeine and alcohol), and drastically lower their carb intake to look more defined for photoshoots and competitions. Funny, how they’re the “epitome of health” but do unhealthy things to achieve the look.
Saying “I have no compassion for fat people. Unless you have a serious thyroid problem, there is no excuse for being a lazy slob and not exercising,” and “giving them a slap of reality to stop being fucking landwhales” doesn’t make what you said any less shitty. You cannot tell if someone has a health condition no matter how big or small, and they are not obligated to tell you to justify their body that information is between them, and their doctor.
You’re just contributing to a weight bias that is just as prevalent as racial discrimination, and are just proving that discrimination is alive and kicking. Did you even consider, that maybe some fat people are unmotivated, because they experience mild to severe depression because they’re discriminated against? That they’re constantly told they aren’t good enough, not pretty enough, weak willed, lazy, not worth anything and that they should only stay inside until they come out and be “fit and thin” because being thinner is more “valuable”? How the hell does that help at all? If anything that would make you, and antagonizers like you to cause them to be unmotivated, actually.
But then again, all fat people are slobs and lazy, right? Who cares, as long as they’re thin and look how you want them to look. It’s totally for their health, not for your aesthetics. Who cares how you hurt them as long as you motivate them, right?
P.S Being a bigot is not anything special.