I’m Never Going to Look Like a Celebrity
Hi guys! I hope you’ve been enjoying your Saturday!
As I said yesterday, last night I went out with some friends. We had a fun time dancing the night away at a bar in Central Square I’d never been to. And the DJ was awesome- he was mixing together songs of all types. Sadly I didn’t take many pictures…but I got a few-
Alicia and I!
Haha, Ian decided to ruin my picture with Kelly…and my smile is kind of fake looking.
Oh and he got in the back of this one with Jessica too haha.
It was a fun night out with my good friends :). I think I slept til almost 10am today…that was sooo nice!
Do you guys read fitness magazines and websites (that aren’t blogs)?
I do, and I generally love them. However there is something that tends to bother me big time. And that is when there is an article talking about how you can get a certain part of your body to look exactly like a certain celebrity’s.
I’m sure many of you have seen things like-
“How to get Jennifer Aniston’s long, lean body”
“Use these moves to get Jessica Biel’s arms”
“Exercises to make you legs look like Cameron Diaz’s”
“You too can have Gwen Stefani’s abs. Just follow this…”
Articles telling you the diet to follow, exercises to do, or amount of calories you should eat in order to look like a celebrity are ridiculous. We are never going to look like a celebrity. In fact, we are never going to look like anyone other than ourselves. I think it’s a crock that magazines and websites tell women (and men..I don’t read those ones though) that we can look a certain way if we just follow their guidelines.
I can do the given ab workout every single day for a year and yeah, my abs may look better, but they aren’t going to look like Gwen Stefani’s because I’m not Gwen Stefani. I’m Lindsay. My abs are different than hers. What works for her is probably very different than what works for me.
We need to understand that our bodies are our own and that they are unique in every way. I could run for 2 hours every day and not lose a single pound while someone else could run for 20 minutes every day and drop 5lbs. Yea, that’s not necessarily “fair”, but that’s just a fact of life that needs to be accepted.
I believe that once we fully appreciate our uniqueness we can learn what works best for us. Sure, we can use some arm exercises from a “look like Jessica Biel” article and incorporate them into our routine. But we shouldn’t completely rely on those exercises and expect that “poof”- a few weeks later our arms will look fabulous.
Sometimes, I think people give up too fast when they aren’t seeing the desired results. It can take a while to try different workouts and exercises in order to figure out what your body responds to best. These magazines and fitness websites can make it seem like you should be able to “follow these steps” and your body will magically transform. It’s a tease.
Like I said, I do enjoy reading said magazines and sites, I just wish they didn’t sometimes promote ways for us to try and achieve the body of another person. That’s not possible for anyone, and I think it’s wrong to tell women that it is.
What do you think about those types of articles?? I’d love to hear your thoughts :).