Who Is The New Skinny? Essay

1122 Words Oct 14th, 2015 5 Pages
In today 's society young people, especially women, are given certain standards and expectations to meet in order to be considered beautiful and worthy not only by others, but also themselves. I had created such a degrading imagine for myself showing that I could only fall under these labels if my collarbones were protruding from my chest, I wore a smaller jean size, I had no excess body fat, and so many other unrealistic features. Luckily, there are people who have the courage to ignore the standards of society and create a different, positive set of expectations and images for themselves. Because of these individuals, fit has or is becoming the new skinny. One of them, who is a very important woman I look up to, has brought me into a life of fitness where I 'm able to feel confident with myself while achieving the body I want in a healthy manner.

Starting at the age of approximately twelve, I was a professional when it came to body shaming my own. Being so young, I was ignorant to how I was supposed to fulfill my goals of becoming a healthier me, so I just piled the junk food down my throat and hoped that one day I 'd wake up twenty pounds lighter with a flatter stomach. Sadly, it 's impossible for such a drastic change to occur over night. It took me nearly two years to pull my head out of my behind and accept that fact and that a healthy body does not come easily, especially not by eating junk food for every meal and running on a maximum of six to seven hours…

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