I was on Yahoo and an article popped up on how to have a bikini body like a VERY thin famed celebrity. It stuck out in my mind and inspired me to write a blog on praised body types over the last 50 years.
The woman the article was about has a naturally thin body. A woman who probably worried more as a girl about being too thin than losing 10 pounds. It was interesting to me because at first, I fell for it and thought," Oh, I need to workout to get that skinny." but then I snapped out of it. I could never look that skinny because we have totally different frames.
I thought it would be interesting to go back over 50 years and see how popular figures have changed the way we view what is attractive and what we are "supposed" to look like as women.
The point of my writing this is to say whether you are full figured or thin, the media is fickle and to take it with a grain of salt. All body types are beautiful. It is funny, though, when I read that article as a personal trainer on how to have that bikini body. It would take a miracle and they didn't mention the magic pill that could transform this full hipped girl into a tall, skinny frame. No routine could do that for me.
Thankfully age has made me wiser and I like myself more and more as time goes on. I have come to terms with the fact that I will grow old someday and everything might literally head South. That is okay, because I have a lot to offer. I know you do, too.
Have you ever found yourself being affected by the media's portrayal of what women should look like?
What are your thoughts on women of today in the media?