Articles like this make me a sad panda
I don’t understand the media - I really don’t. On one hand we have article after article scaring us about how certain types of food will make us fat or how we should do this or that to improve our body image.
On the other hand, we have articles like this, which seem to say that anyone who wants to change their body image is mentally unhealthy. And god forbid you act to change your body and suceed - because then you’re obsessive!
I understand this to a certain extent…there are certain things about your body that you just can’t change, due to genetics - and you should try at least to accept these things about yourself. But I for the longest time bought into this bullshit - that regardless of my body I should be OK with it. Of course, I was somewhat of a skinny-fat bastard who barely ever moved and was on the road to being a pretty unhealthy individual. I actually thought it was somehow bad for me to admit that I wasn’t OK with myself like that.
It’s all well and good to be happy with who you are, but no one lives in a bubble, and how the world perceives you DOES matter to an extent.
I love the quote by this andrew guy though:
“When I was in my early twenties I was very skinny, and a bit short, but I had no problem meeting attractive girls. Then, I got into weight training because I felt self-conscious about my weight and transformed my body completely. I put on about 30lb of muscle but I ruined my looks. People started calling me ï¿½??Mr Potato Head’. Now I’ve got injured and stopped training and, when I’m on the beach, I remind myself of one of those former Soviet leaders at a Black Sea resort.”
How the hell do you manage to put on 30lbs of muscle but ruin your looks? Unless you REALLY fucked up your muscle symmetry.