A real woman in today’s twisted world

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Nowadays we’re surrounded by the countless sixpack-selfies on Instagram, the perfect-shaped bubble butt on Pinterest and Facebook is also not very supportive with its unending amount of tips for the ‘perfect flat belly’. It seems as if the whole world is forcing us to be perfect. But what is perfect in today’s world? Does perfectness even has a certain definition? In today’s article we will discuss the latter and I will give you my point of view, which might differ somewhat from the perfect image we have in mind thanks to the online media. Because what if I tell you, you’re already pretty perfect right now, at this very moment? Trust me. You’re hot, darling.

‘What does a real woman look like anyway?’

Some time ago I found myself scrolling to some of Blogilates her old articles when I bumped into an article that was called ‘What does a real woman look like anyway?’. Immediately caught by the title of the article I started reading, the thought ‘You’re so damn right, Cassey.’ increasing every sentence I read further. Why this article intrigued me so much? Well, when Cassey uploaded some pictures of her two beautiful clothing line models, an incredible amount of negative comments overloaded her Instagram page. Many of her followers claimed that they were disappointed of the fact that she hadn’t used any ‘real women’ for her new clothing line. But what is a real women, in today’s twisted world, anyways?

Too skinny, too big

If you’re a bit skinnier then your friends, you’ll be named anorexic or someone that is acting too obsessive towards food. Are you somewhat heavier than the average girl, you immediately turn into the one that never does any sports nor moving at all, plus you’ll be likely spending your day at Mac Donalds all day. Sounds lame, but it’s the way people judge in real life. You might even unconsciously do it yourself as well! That’s why today we bring this subject under discussion. It’s time to stop judging. It’s time to start living.

Bubble butt, thigh gaps & abs

Whether you’re too skinny or too big according today’s standards, or even if your BMI is perfectly fine: it never seems to be enough. Here’s an example.

‘’Is your butt flat? You will obviously need to squat more. Do your thights touch each other? No way, you should work on that thigh gap girl! Is your belly not as flat as paper? Crunches, crunches and more crunches.’’

The above mentioned way of thinking sounds ridiculous when you read it like that, but it is the way the majority of society thinks right now. But what if you simply don’t have the body type to obtain some thight gaps? You can’t –even if you’d workout 24/7- switch from pear to hourglass. When will we switch our focus from dreaming about the body we want, to adoring the one we already have? That’s right. Right now.

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  1. Bente

    Mooi artikel Laura, en ben het helemaal met je eens! 🙂

  2. Cynthia

    Hear hear! Love yourself and the rest will follow! 🙂

  3. Lotta

    Yeahhh! Geweldige blog, je slaat de spijker precies op zn kop! 🙂

  4. Maria

    Great post. Everything is so true! Fit Girls come in different shapes and sizes 🙂

  5. dani

    JUST BEAUTIFUL, it perfectly describes women nowadays. two days agoi walks talkin to my parents about how a wanted to start the gym again and having a balanced diet. the first thing they told me was: do you have a problem with your body? and i was like: NO, not at all but i wanted to lo better, i still want to. youre never gonna satisfy everyone, so just satisfy yourself, it looks like a little bit egocentric but thats the way to stay true to yourself