There are a few reasons I don’t post about competing much, and it’s one I’m passionate about. .
Here it is:
It’s very trendy to be a bikini competitor right now. No really, there’s a reason we’re called the cockroach division 😂 .
I love this sport and have an infatuation with it for my own selfish reasons. I love that it challenges me. Well, that sugar coats it. I love that it down right makes me suffer, which in all honesty is a direct reflection of how I like everything else in my life to be structured. 😬 .
Somewhere along the line, or maybe it’s always been this way, competing has turned into this poster board for health and fitness. And as much as I hate to burst your bubble, it’s not always the case.
I can’t turn a blind eye to what I know from being in the field that I’m in, and truthfully a large amount women especially, are subconsciously attracted to this sport for the wrong reasons; specifically as a way of normalizing and rationalizing their ED behaviors. .
While I have a very healthy relationship with food and my body (ask anyone that knows me, I’ll eat.... and drink 😅 without shame; perhaps a little too well😬) , and I know many competitors that have longevity in this sport also have a healthy relationship with competing! However, I’m not confident majority of people that try competing hold similar views. People attach their worth and need for validation to this sport, and as you can imagine it will fail to fill that void leaving you empty handed.
Now, while most of you are adults fully capable of making your own informed decision, I’m most directly speaking to my littles that follow me. I would never want you under the impression that a certain stage look, specifically this look right here ☝🏼☝🏼☝🏼 low body fat, restrictive diet (because that’s what it is) is something to desire or to believe is attainable year round. .
I’m also speaking to the women out there who look at other women’s bodies and think “I want to look like that” or “I’m not good enough if I don’t look like that” I’m here to say fitness is for you and health is for you in whatever way it manifests itself in YOUR life. Love what you love for your own reasons!