Corian and Rachel are back together to talk about a topic that surrounds us every day: body image. In an athletic field the stigma of body image affects both men and woman, primarily in a negative way. The ladies discuss what they used to idolize and how their focus has changed. They also talk about positive body image and what exactly that means.
The conversation was sparked by a Morning Chalk Up article from Emma Spath and how fitness affects body positivity. It seems that the ideal (read: top CrossFit athletes) is to have a low body fat percentage; some of the top athletes have a body fat percentage of 10 or 11%. In actuality that is very unhealthy for a woman. It can have negative effects on all sorts of body functions; things that need to happen in order to BE HEALTHY.
Your goals, either short or long term, affect the way you treat your body. Are you willing to sacrifice your long-term health for short-term athletic goals?
There are many versions of beautiful – don’t let society tell you what you have to be.
It is important to love your body for what it does and what it looks like. Don’t focus on what it isn’t or who you don’t look like. To do this, alter your mindset. Look in the mirror and find one thing that you love or like about yourself. Each day, search for one more thing to add to your list.
You can love your body and still work towards building a better version of it.