I hear it all the time about other women, people gossip and ask "why would that woman want to look that way?" It baffles me. Mainly because 'that woman' isn't training to look any particular way, as no one should.
People who judge other people's bodies, baffle me.
I used to do all this fitness stuff to look a certain way, but very quickly I found it is so much more. I'm telling you now, the fittest people on the planet do not give a f*ck about what their bodies look like. It's the last thing they care about. Physical and mental health, mental and physical strength, crazy skills, cardio endurance, muscular endurance, speed, agility and power.. are the things that count. Being proud of what your body can do should be the priority.
I spent this weekend surrounded by some beautiful souls. Watching them smash event after event for 2 days, was beyond inspiring. Discovering what their bodies can do and testing their own limits, not punishing their bodies to fit an "ideal" body type. This is what fitness is. It's not a look, or a size, or a number on a scale; it's allowing your body to move the way it was intended to and treating it with the respect it deserves.
If anyone's body looks different to what you may think is "normal", it's definitely not our place to say what others should or shouldn't not look like Let's stop making it ok for others to judge another humans body. If you catch yourself starting that conversation, shut it down. If you find someone else starting it, change the subject. Simple, let's just stop it