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Why you don’t have to be skinny to be a Fit Girl

At Fitgirlcode it’s all about balance and self-compassion. We want to help you feel good in the body that you have been given. The Fit Girls from Fitgirlcode are not necessarily tall, thin girls that all fit into a size 2. A Fit Girl is a happy woman, and happiness is not tied to the size of clothing that you wear. That is why we are going to put some Fit Girls in the spotlight today who go against the stereotypical model body. (Meaning, almost everyone! 😉 ) 

You don’t have to be skinny to be fit

A fit lifestyle means that you are eating healthy and moving enough. The outline of your waist is therefore not that important. If you eat well and regularly, and get a lot of energy from working out (or whatever sport it may be), then you’re a Fit Girl! It’s a shame that many people think that a Fit Girl must be thin and well-trained. A fit lifestyle is after all a life, not an external feature.

Body positivity

It’s time to put the stereotype of thin Fit Girls aside and appreciate our own body. We only got one body so we better be pleased and take care of it, right? It’s so much more important that you feel confident in your skin than trying to fit into the ‘skinny girl’ image of what a ‘Fit Girl’ is meant to look like. If you feel good about what you are eating and are energized by sports, then you will feel confident in your body!

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Role models

Luckily, we are not only about our journey towards self-compassion. On Instagram you can find enough women who don’t fit into a size 2 but are extremely proud of their body. This is how it should be! For instance, take a look at Fiona Falkner (@fionafalkiner). She once participated in the Australian television show The Biggest Loser and now she’s the one who hosts it! Further, she inspires women to pick up some weights and get fit, but more importantly, she shows us that we can be happy in our own body. Also Jessamyn Stanley (@mynameisjessamyn) has shown us that you don’t have to be thin to be fit! On her Instagram she not only shows awesome yoga poses, she also shows her beautiful body. She shows us that bigger women don’t not have to be ashamed of anything!

Do you want to see more Fit Girls promoting body positivity on your Instagram feed? Then you could also look at @whitneywaythore, @getfitjules, @chicksgetfitdone, or @ladybeastjuju.

A fit lifestyle is not about what your body looks like, but how you feel in it. Don’t focus on the number that’s shown by the scale. Let your Fit Journey depend on how you feel in your own body. Be proud of your body and what you achieved! 

Sources: WeHeartIt (header), Finelinervreter (illustration)

Take a look here for more inspirational Fit Girls to follow on Instagram. Do you want to start your Fit Journey but don’t know how? The Fitgirlcode Guide can help you every step of the way

Want to know more about me? Follow me on Instagram @rooshijwegen

I think my religious upbringing made it difficult for me to understand spirituality. When I began practicing yoga, it was hard for me to comprehend the practice as "spiritual". Now, it's hard for me to understand yoga WITHOUT spirituality- the concept literally confuses me, especially when I hear people extoll the virtues of yoga minus spirituality. But I used to think anything related to the "spirit"= "religion"- and to me, religion was a pretty untouchable institution. I was born & raised a devout Baha'i- however, I've definitely spent most of my twenties walking in the proverbial spiritual wilderness. As my meditation and asana practices deepen, I find myself coming to terms with both religion and spirituality in different ways. And as much as I've rebelled against my faith, I always end up coming back to it in times of need. And every year, no matter what fuckery I've engaged in, I always feel drawn to observe the annual Baha'i nineteen day fast. I always anticipate that abstinence from food/drink will affect me physically, but I'm perpetually unprepared for the effect on my emotional and spiritual condition. The fast kicked off this week and I'm already ablaze with emotions and unexpected awareness. I don't typically talk about my faith, but I guess this is an attempt to connect with other people who still hold faith close to the chest even when their behavior appears to contradicts it. I always felt like faith was only worthwhile if it was "perfect", but I'm slowly coming to the realization that perfect is an imaginary concept and just showing up is enough. I do talk about spirituality in more detail in my book, "Every Body Yoga"- click the link in my instagram header to preorder! Throwback to shooting with the amazing @jaimiebaird for my friend Lauren Lipton's new book, "Yoga Bodies"- congrats, @yoga_bodies, pre-order link on my Facebook! This whole outfit is by @vonscher_active

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