I couldnât help myself in writing this post even though, by the time youâre reading this, the post that set this off in me is several weeks old.
I came across a post that included a quote from Jillian Michaels who said that we shouldnât be glamorizing obesity, but we should be inclusive of everyone. To me, this statement makes absolutely no sense.
âBecause I have yet to see a large group of influencers encourage their followers to pack on the pounds to be pretty, valued, or worthy to society. As a matter of fact, Iâve seen much more of the opposite. Iâve seen the promotion of eating very little, following KPOP idol diets, and so on. Iâm not saying that there arenât people who say that eating more means youâre more beautiful. There are fetishes for that specifically. However, it is not a thing in society.
âIn the music world, everyone gets up-in-arms when Lizzo wears an outfit that shows her butt cheeks, but everyone is cool with Nicki Minaj or Cardi B twerking with her cheeks out because theyâve got fat in the ârightâ places. Theyâre all completely fine with the Kardashian/Jenner family walking out in sheer clothes where you can see everything. But not when Lizzo does it. Absolutely not!
As someone who aspires to be an influencer, Iâve personally gotten several comments on different social media about my size, all of which is attached to content like this where I call out the haters who are mad that one of my videos blew up. I wonât lie, there is WAY more acceptance now than there used to be. However, people have called me âdelusional,â âpart of the problem,â and more for simply saying that one personâs existence is not glamorizing being overweight or obese.
A lot of people claim that eating healthy meals is rather affordable, but it depends on the size of your family and your income. If you can buy enough to make spaghetti for five people vs. a high-protein and high-veggie meal, youâre going to be eating a less healthy meal.
âCan you live a healthy lifestyle when you arenât making much money and donât have a lot of time? Yes, if you work super hard. Because youâre still going to be eating that boxed meal, and youâre going to have to sacrifice time you use to make money for time for your workouts.
I myself am going to be trying extra hard to lose weight for my health, not for my looks. However, I take comfort in knowing that I will never ever change or feel ashamed of my body because Jillian Michaels told me I should. I will not stop trying to be a positive influence on a bunch of people because Michaels told me I would be glamorizing obesity by being a blogger who happens to be plus sized!
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.