June 19, 2020
Pleaassseee tell me you follow Lizzo on TikTok.
She has been straight up KILLING IT! She’s always radiated body positivity, self-love and confidence, but wow. Her recent posts have taken that vibe to a whole new level.
Lately, she’s been posting clips of her workouts and some amazing, healthy recipes that literally ANYONE can make. Her posts are always light, fun and inspiring.
And can we talk about her garden?! GOALS.
But the best part is her attitude about a healthy lifestyle. She’s VERY clear that she’s doing this for herself and no one else. She repeatedly says that when she works out, she does what feels good. And when she cooks, she adds ingredients that sound good. No stress.
It honestly feels like something your bestie would text you like, “hey… not sure what to call this but it’s GOOD.”
But last week… Lizzo DID IT. She got on TikTok and served up more than another healthy dish. She served up the TRUTH.
Check this out:
YESSSSSSSSSS. So much yes.
This post alone has 14.5 MILLION views as of now. I hope all of those views got the message.
Because she is SO RIGHT. Working out isn’t always about changing the way you look. And sometimes, it DOESN’T change the way you look in a drastic way. So we need to STOP assuming that no weight loss means the person isn’t working hard enough or doing the right things.
To put it simply – weight loss is not the only measure of progress.
Read that again.
YES. Believe it or not, weight doesn’t always reflect fitness. And sometimes people workout for other reasons…like mental health.
Speaking of bullying about weight, she also shared this, which literally made my jaw drop.
Make sure you don’t miss the caption on that one, because it’s a slam dunk.
Also…Who is out there body shaming KIDS anyways? LIKE WHAT?! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! Not okay. EVER.
If you were wondering how to respond to body shaming… that was it. If you’re wondering if you SHOULD respond to body shaming. The answer is YES. This is something we can’t be quiet about. It’s bullying and nobody should tolerate or encourage it.
I’m so happy Lizzo and others are using their platforms to shut it down. And remember, you don’t need to have a platform to step up and set a good example for others.
So what’s the moral of the story?
Enjoy the Journey
This whole fitness/healthy lifestyle thing… it doesn’t have to be so serious! Lizzo has that figured out.
She works out because it feels good. She cooks and eats food that she enjoys, and knows what foods make her feel best. You won’t catch her trying to force her body to look like someone else’s. She is doing what SHE wants.
Say NO to Body Shaming
Whether we’re on the receiving end or the ones unintentionally doling it out, remember that we never know a person’s full story. Everyone’s journey is allowed to be and should be, different from our own.
Let’s continue to support and uplift each other no matter what! Okay?!