Saturday, 8 November 2014

Before and After Paige hathaway transformation: Too Big or Amazing?

This is fitness model Paige Hathaway. I previously posed the question to my followers; Which shape do you prefer? Some of my follower said the after picture; however, a lot said the before picture. I believe this is indicative of the societies perception of what women "should" look like. I decided to speak about this in the video below.

Society puts harder and more stringent demands on what women "should" look like. This means both men and women can be very judgemental of those who do not fit into this bubble of what is an aesthetic body. Women are still seen in my quarters as little girls needing to be saved by a Disney hunk like prince; instead of the Hunger Games style heroin that can save her own adventure. More so, the biggest judgement of all comes in the false belief that a woman can't be strong, athletic and "sexy".  This falsehood is battled against by the many sports women and fitness model out there like Paige Hathaway. Even though the point of sport is performance not aesthetics however, sadly society judges women whatever they are doing. Interestingly, this perception of "aesthetics" is very culturally dependant on the society it has spawned from, ie around the world people prefer different shapes.

Ladies, if you find yourself being judged since you joined the fitness life; remember a Wonder Woman needs a Superman who will appreciate her new found power, confidence and amazingness! Only weak men fear a strong woman.

With that said, I believe we should embrace whatever shape makes that person feel happy, confidence and healthy!

Try not to just idolise fitness models, give more of your attention to sports women as well. Female sports need more support and participation. Remember the gym is training; training should really be for something ie a sport...

Anyway here is the video enjoy

 

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What is your opinion? is there a ideal shape for women? Are women Judged too harshly? As always i would appreciate your comments and feedback below.

For more stories and inspiration like this, check out the other posts. 

So good luck on your fitness journey. Enjoy every step of this amazing life!

I always say the Three Cs of life are choice, chance and change; YOU have to make the choice to take the chance, if you want anything to change.

Antoine Allen
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