Seeking A Life Full Of Laughter discusses women’s athletics. This is a great article!! CLICK and READ!!
I get into a lot of conversations with my sisters and female friends about what it means to be an athlete, to be fit, and more importantly, to be a woman who doesn’t fit the idealized view of fitness. Open up any running magazine, look at any fitness apparel websites, or look at the posters in your local gym and you will soon realize that we still live in a world where fitness is defined by a size.
Anything less than a Greek god/goddess equals laziness, inactivity, and fat.
In fact, I am tired of hearing the word fit and fat being used to describe any women over a size 8. In my world of athletics, I have always been “fat”. My BMI index always indicated that I was overweight, even when I was playing college field hockey and wearing a size 10. We glorify and objectify female athletes, and…
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