I just love this caption – “Strong is the new skinny!”
For me this is so true, after spending a lifetime wanting to be skinny (my role models were Kate Moss & Posh Spice ) and going on crazy diets, I have finally over this last year and a half changed my mindset. I now want to be healthy and I want to feel strong both inside and out.
There has definitely been a shift in the media and female body images, I mean look at how many strong, healthy, realistic role models are out there. There are also a lot of fitness influencers out there too, and to be honest I would rather follow those on instagram than a celebrity anyway!
You only have to look on Instagram or Pinterest and there are so many motivational quotes: ‘Sore today – strong tomorrow’, Look like a beauty – lift like a beast’, ‘I’m not just strong for a girl – Im just strong!’ All promoting strong, healthy women. I love this and I hope this continues so that my girls grow up with this positive body image around them. Its something that is realistic and achievable.
I posted recently about milestones and celebrating them in anyway you like, you can read it here at All Milestones Matter, Big Or Small………… So for my eighteen month sober milestone I treated myself to some new gym wear. I have recently become an ambassador for Just Strong Clothing, and I have to say I love their range and what their brand stands for. They have created fabulous workout wear, and have numerous embassadors who are strong women, portraying a healthy lifestyle and image. You can follow them on Facebook and Instagram and they have an amazing community of women who are all just trying to be the best version of themselves, regadless of their shape or size they are just focusing on being strong both physically and mentally. Imagine if all women focused on feeling strong, just think what we could achieve!
I have included the link below to visit their website and if you use my code ANGIEFAIR10 you will get 10% discount too!
So if you’re coming up to a special milestone, or just need an incentive to get back into working out or even just need a little retail therapy (like we need an excuse!), then have a look and treat yourself – you deserve it!!